Gambia U-23 team to play Morocco in friendly

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Gambia U-23 and Olympic team are bracing up for their international games against their Moroccan opponents slated for Sunday 6th and 9th January 2019 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The two friendly matches are arranged by both Gambia and Morocco Football Federations as part of  engagements to cement the already existing MoU between the two federations.

A proposed list of invited players for the country’s U- 23 team has been announced. Below are players:

Goalkeepers:

Mboge Faye (Marimoo FC), Yankuba Colley (Hawks), Lamin Saidy (Real de Banjul).

Defenders:

Mbye Faye (Real de Banjul), Sadi Gaye (Wallidan), Hamidou Bojang (Brikama United), Ebrima Sidibeh (Real de Banjul), Adama Jarju (Gamtel FC).

Midfielders:

Bubacarr Camara (Real de Banjul), Matarr Ceesay (Gamtel FC), Pa Modou Sohna (Real de Banjul), Ousman Marong (Marimoo FC), Matarr Badjie (Hawks), Alfusainey Jarju (Fortune FC), Abdoulie Sarr (Banjul United), Ebou Sanyang (Real de Banjul), Gibriel Sillah (Fortune FC), Patrick Sylva (Fortune FC),  Alagie Jawara (Real de Banjul), Salifu Ceesay and Buba Jarju both (Gamtel FC).

Strikers:

Yankuba Jallow (Marimoo FC), Mustapha Drammeh (Senegal), Pa Omar Jobe (Senegal), Modou Cham (B.K Milan).

Technical Team:

Omar K Sise, Head Coach; Matarr Mboge, Assistant Coach; Abdoulie Bojnag, Assistant Coach; Alagie Marong, Goalkeeper Coach; Kalifa Manneh, Doctor; Pa Matarr Ndow, Physio, Pa Suwareh Faye, Team Manager; Alagie Nyassi, Youth Coordinator; Mustpha Gassama, Kits Manager.

Meanwhile, the Moroccan team arrived yesterday Wednesday at around 1:20am and would start training at the National Technical Training Centre in Yundum while the Gambian lads will continue their regular practices at the Independence Stadium daily.

Ahead of the first game on Sunday, Head coach Omar Ceesay and his charges faced off with the Senior National Team professionals on holiday in a warm up match on Monday 31st December and put up a fined performance over the holiday makers by beating them 4-0 at full time.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara