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Gambia U-19 in Italy Umbria tourney

May 8, 2013, 12:10 PM

The Gambia U-19, which left for Italy at the weekend for the annual Umbria football tournament in Italy, will play Slovenia today Wednesday 8 May in an eight-team tournament.

A total of twenty players and five officials departed Banjul on Sunday 5 May 2013 via Dakar for Italy where they would join counterparts from seven other countries for the one-week tournament, GFA media officer Bakary B. Baldeh has said in a press release.

The young Scorpions were set to open their account against San Marino on Tuesday 7 May in Group A before wrapping up to Umbria on Thursday evening which shall confirm their sailing through to the next round of the tournament.

It would be recalled that The Gambia were invited in the Umbria tournament in 2012 as part of the technical cooperation between Italy and the Gambia Football Federation through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

The team and officials are expected to return to Banjul next week.


Sulayman Joof, Head of Delegation, Peter P.B. Johnson, Head Coach, Kalifa Manneh, Team Medics, Sanna Bojang, Kits Manager, and Luciano Mancini, Technical Assistant


Bubacarr Sanyang GK, Armed Forces; Musa Touray GK, Steve Biko; Bernard Demba GK, Samger; Antou Badjan D, GPA; Adama Sabally D, Real De Banjul; Mass Manga D, Hawks; Bakary Njie D, Wallidan; Alieu Jaata D, Brikama United; Sulayman Marreh M, Samger; Modou Jallow-Figo M, Real De Banjul; Yusupha Bobb M, Hawks; Ebou Kanteh M, Brikama United; Dawda Sisoho S/M, GPA; Ousman Manneh S, Steve Biko; Bully Drammeh M/D, Brikama United; Momodou Badjie M, Hawks; Malick Dambel S, Wallidan; Musa Bangura S/M, Hawks; Lamin Jallow M, Real De Banjul, and Yusupha Jones M, Hawks.