Gambia’s U-20 side prepares for Africa Youth Championship qualifiers

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Gambia U-20 national team is currently on preparation for the 2019 Africa U-20 Youth championship qualifiers with intensive training at the FIFA Goal Project at Old Yundum.

Under Coach Omar Sise, the young Scorpions failed to qualify for the continent’s biggest football fray hosted in Zambia, last year after losing to Guinea Conakry 2-1 in aggregate in the qualifiers.

New Coach Matarr and his charges will use the coming months to prepare the team both physically and mentally for the qualifiers following their failure to qualify for the 2017 Africa U-20 Youth Championship.

Gambia qualified for the Africa U-20 Youth Championship twice in 2007 hosted in Congo Brazzaville, where they won bronze medal and 2011 edition hosted in South Africa but were eliminated in the group phase.

The country also qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup once in 2007 hosted in Canada, but were eliminated in the second round after losing to Austria 2-1.

Author: Lamin Darboe
Source: Picture: The Gambia U-20 coach Matarr Mboge addressing his players at the training ground