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Armed Forces leaves for Algiers

Feb 25, 2010, 4:26 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Armed Forces football team comprising a total of 27-man delegation, headed by Lamin King Colley, the newly elected Second Vice-President of the Gambia Football Association (GFA) yesterday left Banjul for Algeria via Dakar, to partake in the CAF Champions League second-leg clash as they look set to overturn their embarrassing 2-1 defeat to the Algerian champions Jeaunesse Sportive De Kabylie in Banjul, a fortnight ago.

However, sources close to Khaki boys revealed that the team has traveled with 18 players, including team officials who flew out of the country, via Dakar for their die-or-die return-leg encounter set to kick-off in Algiers this Saturday.

The delegation, our sources indicated, includes the President of the Gambia Sports Journalists Association, Namory Trawally and GRTS’ Sports Editor Dodou Bojang.

It could be recalled that Armed Forces who are still enduring a frustrating start to the GFA league championship suffered a disappointing lost to their Algerian counterparts, who stunned them to a bitterly 2-1 defeat in the first leg in Banjul, a fortnight ago.

But a 2-nil win will certainly help the defending champions in the GFA domestic league progress to the next stage of the champions league.