Jun 19, 2012, 4:23 PM
The Gambia National U-17 team under the guidance of Lamin Sambou on Friday left Banjul for Cairo, Egypt, for a training camp, in the build up to the CAF Cadet championship in Rwanda.
The team left the shores of the country via Dakar where they boarded a plane to the Egyptian capital with 31 players, including Augustine Badjan, who plays for Texas College in the United States of America.
During their stay in Egypt, the Baby Scorpions, who remained the firm favourite to defend the title they won in 2005 and 2009, are expected to be involved in a series of test matches.
They will begin the training camp with a game against Egyptian side that will also take part in the African U-17 championship that runs from 8 to 22 January in Rwanda.
They will entertain other local clubs during the course of their stay in Cairo before heading to the big event in Rwanda after a final selection of players, according to the president of the country’s football association, Seedy Kinteh, who spoke to Pointsport yesterday.
“The players that cannot make it to the final squad for the tournament will come back home from Egypt,” he added.
Baka Ceesay, Bubacarr Sanyang, Mamour Cham, Saikou Omar Sawo, Adama Sabally, Musa Yaffa, Lamin Gibba, Bakary Bunja Sanyang, Abdoulie Bass, Saloum Faal, , Solomon Kanform, Famara Manneh. Hamza Barry, Demba Janneh, Hamang Conteh, Modou Jatta, Sulayman Marreh, Yusupha OM Njie, Ismaila Suwaneh, Yusupha Sarr, Augustine Badjan, Buba Jallow, Modou Jallow, Seedy Saidy, Lamin Jallow, Alieu Jatta, Buba Jammeh, Ebrima Madi Camara, Sainey Manneh, Omar Bojang and Fabakary Bojang