Jun 22, 2009, 10:31 AM
Awa Demba, one of the finest women strikers in the country was extremely delighted for scoring against Senegal for the first time.
The Gambia Women National team hit woman Awa Demba's 44 minute equalizer gave Gambia a deserved 1-1 draw against their Senegalese counterparts as part of the friendly game played on Friday in Dakar.
The Interior prolific striker who has proven herself as a regular scorer since her controversial switch to Interior few years ago netted in the 44th minute to give Gambia a dramatic leveler to cancelled Mariama Diop's opener from a free-kick with only 8th minutes into the game.
She has consistently snatched the golden boot in the country's top flight female league on three successive seasons for her club side Interior where she is currently playing her club football.
"I am very happy to score against Senegal for the first time in such an important game for my country with the support of my team mates," says the elated equalizer who recently received the golden boot award from the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia in an annual award ceremony held at the Independence stadium Friendship hotel in Bakau few weeks ago.
"It is an important goal for the team after missing numerical scoring opportunities and it has also served as a moral boaster which absolutely brought us back into the game," added Demba.
Mariam Diop, the goal scorer for Senegal was very happy and satisfied with the performance of the Gambia national women team given the fact that both sides have the same style of football. Diop was however full of praises for the Gambian side noting that if they continue putting in a respective performance; they could produce a formidable women national team in the very near future.