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Gambia U-17 Play Bissau Saturday

Jul 30, 2008, 10:01 AM | Article By: By Lamin Darboe

The Gambia U-17 side will take on Bissau in an international friendly match billed for Saturday

August 2nd 2008, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau as part of preparatory efforts by The Gambia Football Association for the first round matches of the 8th African U-17 Championship in Algeria in 2009.

Speaking to Pointsports, Seedy MB Kinteh, President of the Gambia Football Association, stated that the GFA will do their level best to ensure the qualification of the U-17 team in the 2009 CAF U-17 Championship.

He pointed out that the purpose of the friendly is to test the level of preparedness of the team for the first leg encounter against Sierra Lone in Banjul on August 30th 2008.

He called on all Gambians to rally behind the team and also assist them financially and morally.

"Looking at the important game we have ahead of us in August, I am appealing to all Gambians to come out in their large numbers to cheer the boys to victory on Saturday as it is a testing ground setting the stage for Sierra Leone game," he added.