Gambia national women team edge past women U-17 team in friendly

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Gambia national women team was over the weekend beat The Gambia national women U-17 team 2-1 in a friendly match at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The home friendly match between the two sides attracted scores of football lovers including the CAF women referees.

The national women U-17 team broke the deadlock through Fatou Sonko, after beating two national team defenders before sending the goalkeeper in the wrong direction in the 16th minute of the game.

Ola Buwaro could have made it 2-0in the 23rd minute of the game, but her shot close though was near yet too far to score.

The Gambia national women U-17 team continued to mount pressure on national women squad team but fail to utilize their limited chances.

Substitute Penda Bah, alias Crouch came from the bench to level matters for the national women team in the 53rd minute from a fine strike.

 Moments later Metta Sanneh scored to make it 2-1 for the national women team from a spot kick in the 77th minute to give a convincing win over their juniors.

Speaking to this reporter, Abdoulie Bojang, head coach of women U-17 said it was a home test due to the fact that the international game did not take place.

“We try to engage ourselves and know what to improve on in the training session,” he said, adding that they had two chances before they scored. 

Author: Lamin Gibba