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Gambia U-17 Train Ahead of Opening Match in Algeria

Mar 18, 2009, 7:10 AM | Article By: Pa Modou Faal

The Darling Scorpions, who landed in Algeria over the weekend ahead of the opening of the 8th U-17 tournament tomorrow, are reported to have had their first training session on Monday.

The team, under the guidance of Egyptian Coach Tarik Siagy, will face tough battles having been grouped with high-profile contenders Guinea Conakry, Cameroon and host Algeria.

Reports monitored over West Coast Radio from its correspondent covering the Championship, Bakary B. Baldeh, has indicated that the Gambia Under 17 team had their first training session on Monday.

Mr Baldeh said Algeria is very chilly at the moment noting that the players wore gloves during their training. However they were reported nevertheless to be in good health and in good form, missing it seems, only the home environment and the home crowds.

The fixture of the tournament stands  as follows:

1.                     19/03/09    Gambia V Guinea - ZERALDA

2.                     19/03/09   Algeria V Cameroon - ZERALDA         

3.                     20/03/09   Burkina Faso V Zimbabwe - DAR EL BEDA

4.                     20/03/09   Niger V Malawi - DAR EL BEDA

5.                     22/03/09Cameroon V Gambia - ZERALDA

6.                     22/03/09Guinea V Algeria - ZERALDA

7                      23/03/09 Zimbabwe V Niger - DAR EL BEDA

8.                     23/03/09Malawi V Burkina Faso-DAR EL BEDA


9.                     25/03/09   Algeria V Gambia - ZERALDA

10.                    25/03/09Cameroon V Guinea - DAR EL BEDA

11.                    26/03/09Burkina Faso V Niger - ZERALDA

12.                    26/03/09   Zimbabwe V Malawi-DAR EL BEDA


13.                    29/03/09 1st Group A V 2nd Group B - ZERALDA

14.                    29/03/09 1st Group B V2nd Group A    - DAR EL BEDA

3rd Place

3rd Place

15. 01/04/2009   Loser 13 V Loser 14   - ZERALDA

Final match

16. 02/04/2009 Winner 13 V Winner 14     -DAR EL BEDA