Gambia U-17 thumps Guinea Bissau in International friendly

Monday, August 19, 2019

Gambia’s U-17 male team has defeated Guinea Bissau 4-1 during their opening International friendly match played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Friday, as part of preparations for the upcoming CAF and FIFA engagements.

The encounter is one of the first-two international friendly matches between the two nations which was meant to prepare themselves for the upcoming qualifiers.

Bakau-born Adama Bojang opened the scoring for the Baby Scorpions, while Albino De Silva levelled for the visitors with a stunning strike from 25-yard out to beat The Gambian helpless goalkeeper Modou Bah.

Adama Bojang’s stunning left foot goal put The Gambian U-17 side in front, while Fakebba Jammeh scored the third goal for the young scorpions in the 79th minute. Substitute Abdoulie Baldeh puts his name on the score-sheet after converting a penalty in the 81st minute to make a thumping score-line for the Baby Scorpions side against the Junior Djurtus of Guinea Bissau.

Speaking in an interview shortly after the game, Abdoulie Bojang, head coach of The Gambia U-17 expressed delights for the win in the first double encounter, adding that winning the game in an impressive score-line shows that something has been started for the Gambia Baby Scorpions team.

He noted that their primary objective is to develop the Gambia young Scorpions side both technically and tactically, adding that this score-line wasn’t a surprise to him judging it from the test matches they played before the Bissau encounter.

According to him, if the Baby Scorpions continue having more test games, they will develop and be a good Under-17 side for the Gambia that can compete internationally.

Meanwhile, the Baby Scorpions and the Junior Djurtus will face off again today (Monday) at the Independence Stadium for their second International friendly encounter at 6pm.    

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara