Jeer from fans makes players not to play for Gambia

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Gambia’s senior Scorpions team captain Pa Modou Jagne said jeers from fans had made some players not to honour the invitation to play for the national team in their last friendly clash with Central African Republic.

Captain Jagne was speaking to journalists after the Gambia’s 1-1 draw with Central African Republic in an international friendly played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

He said playing for “your” country is one of the best things but fans’ behaviour sometimes is the main reason why some players refuse to play for the country.

He however hailed Gambian fans for their wonderful support during the last match, adding that their aim was to raise the country’s flag high and also participate in the international competitions.

“This kind of support from the fans is very good for the team because this will make other players to come and play for the country”, Jagne revealed.

He noted that support from the fans was positive for the players because it would encourage other players to come and play for the country.

He also revealed that there are many players who sacrifice their lives to play for country but are blamed whenever they were defeated

Author: Arafang M.S Camara