international footballer, Ebrima Sohna, has described 2017 as a year of little
to celebrate on the pitch for The Gambia.
He said there should be less mistakes in 2018. This, he said, should be from the Football House down to everybody.
In an interview with Sports Journalist Alieu Ceesay, former GPA, KuPs, Al-Arabi and Finnish club Vaasan Palloseura midfielder Sohna called on government to put the past aside and start to take the lead in investing more in the development and promotion of football in the country.
“Sometimes it is not about the government investing in sports, but sometimes it is about the people running our sports.”
On his long absence from the senior national team since the appointment of Coach Sang Ndong, he said it is the decision of the coach to invite him or not, but his (Sohna) interest is to see the country win games. “I only get pissed off when I see the team losing games that I think I could have helped the team. I am always available if the coach needs me.”
As to whether The Gambia stand any chance of qualifying for the 2019 AFCON considering the fact that CAF has increased the number of teams from 16 to 24, the former U17 and U20 star said it is possible but only if there is early preparations.
Sohna is currently in the country after his season contract with Finnish club Vaasan Palloseura ends, which he has an option to renew or otherwise. “The season went fine because I played in Finland before moving to Kuwait and they knew me and what I can do. They respect me so much.”
Dippa Kunda Tournament
He used the interview to disclose his plan to stage a big football tournament for teams from his neighbourhood, Dippa Kunda and surroundings.