Gambia U-20 stretches muscle prior to Africa U-20 Qualifiers

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The Gambia National U-20 team is currently stretching their muscles ahead of the 2019 Africa U-20 Youth Championship qualifiers at the FIFA Goal Project in Old Yundum.

The Young Scorpions failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa U-20 Youth Championship hosted in Zambia, after losing to Guinea Conakry 2-1 on aggregate in the qualifiers under former coach Omar Sise.

The Gambia U-20 under the guidance of new coach Matarr Mboge, will use the upcoming months to prepare fittingly and ready for the continent’s junior biggest football gala qualifiers, after failing to qualify for the 2017 edition.

The Gambia qualified for the Africa U-20 Youth Championship twice in 2007 hosted in Congo Brazza Ville, where they won the bronze medal following their 3-1 win over Zambia in the third place play-off and 2011 edition hosted South Africa, but were eliminated in the group stages.

The Gambia also qualified for the FIFA U-20 Youth World cup once in 2007 hosted in Canada, but were eliminated in second round following their 2-1 defeat to Austria.

Author: Lamin Darboe
Source: Picture: The Gambia U-2O players during training session