Sep 8, 2008, 7:38 AM
The Gambia women national team yesterday lost 2-1 to their Senegalese counterparts, in the second test match in Dakar, Senegal.
The Gambian side opened the score sheet in the 7th minute through Veronic Malack. Maire Fall leveled the scores in the 38th minute while their second goal came in the 87th through a penalty.
The teams drew 1-1 in Friday's first friendly.
In that match, Awa Demba scored for the Gambia national side in the 44th minute. Mariam Jobe netted in for Senegal.
Senegalese head coach Bassouare Diaby speaking after the game, said the friendly is part of their preparation for a competition in Ghana which he believe will not be an easy one.
"Today I am surprise with the performance of The Gambian team. The Gambia is having a good team and I encourage them to keep it up," he stated.
Coach Diaby added: "I will be happy if The Gambia and Senegal continue to have test matches from time to time, like the Gambia coming to Senegal and Senegal going to The Gambia just like the way Ghana and Nigeria is right now."
Buba Jallow, the head coach of The Gambia national female team said The Gambia had a lot of chances but did not capitalize on them.
"It is not a bad result, because the Senegalese team has been camping for 4 months while The Gambia trained just for one week. Another thing is that Senegal's team is going for the world cup. They played with Morocco and won them 1-0 while The Gambia is not at that stage," he concluded.
They are expected to come back home today.