Gambia and Sierra Leone will in October renew their rivalry for the FIFA U-17
Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018.
Gambia will open its qualifying campaign with a trip to Freetown on 14 October
for the first leg before hosting the return leg in Banjul a week later.
qualifier will be played in three folds and in a round robin base for a place
into the World Youth Championship showpiece, to be held in Uruguay in 2018.
winner from the double header will face Ghana in the second round preliminary
in December before the third and decisive round qualifier in February 2018
against the winner between Tunisia and Djibouti or Libya.
to the draw, the Gambia Women’s Football Coordinator, Sainey Sissoho, said:
“It’s a good draw! Again we are aiming to qualify for the World Cup. I think
this time we have seen more talented players than the team that went to
Azerbaijan in 2012, and we have confidence in these players that they can take
the country again to another level.”
Sowe, also head coach of the Scorpions National Women’s Team, is assigned to
lead the team into the qualifiers and will be assisted by Foday Bah of Wallidan
last time both sides met the battle ended in a 6 – 1 resounding aggregate win
for The Gambia; 3 – 1 in Freetown and 3 – 0 in Banjul for the Darling Female
Scorpions in 2012.
then, The Gambia have not entered the last two editions held in Costa Rica 2014
and Jordan 2016.