Coach of the Gambia senior
National Team Paul Put has urged the Gambian population to come all out to
support the boys in the upcoming match against Senegal on Sunday 8th of June 2008
at the Independence Stadium in Bakau. Coach Put made these remarks in an
interview he had with Pointsports at Banjul
upon the team's arrival yesterday from Monrovia.
witnessed over 40,000 Liberian spectators in our match against Liberia so we
would like the same thing for the Gambian team. The team played well and I was
very happy to note the mentality and the motivation demonstrated by the boys.
The free kick awarded against us which resulted in a goal,was not fair ; it was
not a free kick at all. We also had three clear chances in the 2nd Half which
Mustapha Jarju and Demba Savage got and could have utilised. I think we are on
the right track, and with the help and support of the supporters and everybody,
we can push the players over their limit. The players show a will to win. That
is very important for any team. Ishall
be looking for the video tape of the Senegal/
game to see where I will be working towards in preparation for our next game
and try to make some adjustments."
remarks, the Captain of the Scorpions, Ebou Sillah, said that he was very happy
with the team's performance. "We played well, as you know we are not used to
playing together yet, but everyone was doing his job well." He said that the
game against Liberia is over
" so we need to focus and start working for our next game with Senegal as they
are always a difficult team to play. Senegal
is one of the top teams in Africa, and is a
'derby' game so it would not be an easy game,"He appealed to the general public to come out and give them
support."By the help of God I hope at
the end of the day we will give them good results," he stated.
It could be
recalled that the Scorpions of The Gambia will host the Terranga Lions of
Senegal in the Group 6 fixture of the World and African Cup qualifiers, on
Sunday 8th Jun 2008.