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Gambia U-17 players confident for victory Saturday

Aug 6, 2009, 11:19 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The players of the Gambia National U17 team are optimistic that they will beat Nigeria U-17 team in Saturday's  friendly encounter at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, as part of both sides preparations for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in Nigeria from October 24th to November 15th this year.

Speaking to Pointsport the captain of the Gambia U-17 team, Musa Camara, expressed confidence that The Gambia U-17 team will emerge victorious at the end of the 90th minute of the game.

He revealed that his team mates are well prepared and determined for victory come Saturday, and he called on  Gambians to come out in their large numbers to cheer them so that they can beat Nigeria U-17 team who are the champions of the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup after beating Spain in the final on penalties.

He further revealed that they will not take anything for granted come Saturday, and he assured Gambians that they will expend all efforts to make sure they win the game.

For his part, Matarr Jobe, said they fear no team in Africa and they will show the whole world that, they are among the best teams on the globe.

He stated that the team will certainly perform to expectation in the forthcoming FIFA U17 World Cup, and urged Gambians to support the team both morally and financially.

'We will do our utmost to make Gambians glad by winning matches and bring more trophies to the country in future, and would also like to thank the GFA for tremendous contribution towards the development of football in The Gambia. He urged them to keep up the good job they have rendered for the country,'' he said.