May 27, 2011, 3:28 PM
The date is set for the Gambia Women National U-17 team who will play host to Tunisia in the first leg of the second round qualifiers billed for March 9th 2012 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Gambia Women National U-17 team, who made a flying start to the FIFA Women U-17 qualifier following their convincing 3-0 victory over Sierra Leone Women National U-17 team in the leg in Banjul, before losing to Sierra Leone Women National U-17 team 3-1 in the return leg in Free Town.
Gambia Women National U-17 team advanced to the second round of the FIFA U-17 World cup qualifiers following their 4-3 aggregate win over Sierra Leone Women National U-17 team in the first round of the qualifiers last month.
Tunisia Women National U-17 team progressed to the second round of the qualifiers after their 4-1 aggregate victory over Guinea Conakry in the first round that earned them a place in the second round of the qualifiers against the Gambia
Kebba M. Ceesay, the technical director GFA, said he was really delighted with the performance of the Gambia Women National U-17 team despite facing series of difficulties in the return leg in Sierra Leone, the team manage to qualify to the second round of the qualifiers on away goal rule.
He stated that the game against Tunisia will not be an easy game, noting that Tunisia is a footballing nation and expressed optimism that the Gambia can beat Tunisia in the first leg and trying to have a point in Tunis in the return leg.
He thanked the coaching staff and the players for advancing to the second round of the qualifiers and seized the opportunity to call on the Gambian public to come and support the team in their quest to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World cup to be hosted in Azerbajan later this year.