Gambia women U-20 defeats Liberia in int’l friendly

Friday, August 09, 2019

(Thursday 8th August 2019 Issue)

Gambia’s women U-20 team Tuesday defeated their West African counterparts Liberia by 3-2 in an international friendly match played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The international friendly was part of both countries preparations for their future international assignments.

Elizabeth Tamba gave Liberia the lead in the 2nd minute of the match and Catherine Jatta leveled matters for The Gambia in the 28th minute. Captain Aminata Camara alias Eto’o netted the second goal for The Gambia in the 31st minute of the game from an excellent free-kick to send the entire stadium into jubilation.

Substitute Fatou Sonko notched in the third goal in the 70th minute after capitalising on Liberia’s defensive blunder to make it 3-2. Love Kofa scored Liberia’s second goal in the stoppage capitalising on Gambia’s custodian Aminata Darboe blunders.

Gambia and Liberia both ended the game with ten players after net- minder Matty Manga and defender Lucy Kikeh were both sent-off after receiving two yellow cards.

Speaking to reporters after the game, head coach of Gambia women U-20 team Foday Bah said he was happy with the performance of his team, adding that it was not easy for them to scored three goals.

Robert Larty, head coach of Liberia said he was impressed with the performance of both countries.

Author: Lamin Gibba