Feb 23, 2011, 1:38 PM
The Gambia National U-20 team recently commenced intensive training ahead of the first leg qualifier at the Independence Stadium in Banjul.
The training is part of preparations for their crunch away clash to Morocco U-20 team in the first leg of the 2013 African U-20 Youth Championship slated for Saturday 28 July 2012 in Rabat.
The Gambia National U-20 team under the guardian of head coach Lamin Sarr assisted by Real De Banjul head coach Alagie Sarr will be hoping to qualify the Gambia to their third African U-20 youth championship.
Speaking to Pointsports at one of their training sessions at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, coach Lamin Sarr said 35 players have been invited for the scouting. Out of these, he added, 22 will be selected for their game against Morocco on 28 July 2012 in Rabat.
Sarr stated that the FA has identified foreign-based players who will join the local-based players; hence, they are preparing to extend invitations to them for the game.
Sarr expressed confidence that his team will put up a spectacular performance away in Morocco come July 28, 2012.
It would be recalled that The Gambia won bronze in the 2007 edition of the championship hosted in Congo Brazzaville after beating Zambia 3-1 in the third-place playoff.