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Armed Forces to Leave for Guinea Today

Apr 1, 2009, 6:38 AM

The Gambia Armed Forces Football Club will be leaving Banjul today Wednesday April  1st, 2009 to Guinea Conakry to take part in the forthcoming West Africa Liaison Office (WALO) football championship.

The Gambia Armed Forces team, that won the last edition held in Banjul in 2007, are expected to fly to Conakry via Dakar, where they will join other seven countries from the sub region for the championship slated from April 1st to 15th, 2009.

Ten countries were expected in Conakry championship but only 8 have confirmed their participation namely Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gambia and hosts Guinea Conakry.

The Gambia Armed Forces under the guidance of Coach Alhajii Sy, are set to  prove the critics wrong after a disappointing performance in the 7TH  African Military Football Cup (CAMFOOT) held in  Kampala, Uganda in December last year.

If their present performance in the ongoing GFA first division league is some thing to go by, Gambia Armed Forces team can surely retain their title come April 15 when the Conakry championship will wrap up.

Armed Forces are presently leading the GFA league table with six points clear at the top of the table following their deserved 1-0 victory over Real De Banjul on Sunday in their last first round matches.