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Gambia U-20 expected back today

Aug 11, 2010, 2:42 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia National U-20 team is expected to return to Banjul today, barely four days after they eliminated Sierra Leone in the return-leg of the 17th Edition of African Orange U-20 qualifying campaign in Freetown.

The win saw the Darling Scorpions progressed to the second stage of the qualifiers with a convincing 4-1 aggregate win to set a date with Ivory Coast U-20.

The Junior Elephants beat the Ngorongoro Heroes, of Tanzania 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 and 1-0 score line in both legs in the first round.

In the final round of the qualifiers, The Gambia will host the Junior Elephants of Ivory Coast during the weekend of 24, 25th and 26 September in Banjul.

They will be playing away in the return leg on the weekend of October 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2010 in Abidjan.

Should the Darling Scorpions eliminate the Junior Elephants of Ivory Coast, they will rewrite history by making their second appearance in the Youth Championship in Libya in 2011.

The GFA boss Seedy Kinteh reacting to the news of The Gambia's qualification to the final round of the qualifiers, said Ivory Coast is not a threat to The Gambia.

"We will beat any team that comes to Banjul" Kinteh confidently told Pointsport yesterday.

The GFA supreme further used the opportunity to express the GFA and the country's desire to help qualify all the national teams to both the African Nations and the World Cup finals.