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Gambia U-20 gear up for African U-20 Qualifiers against Morocco

May 9, 2016, 12:57 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Less than three weeks to go, the Gambia National U-20 team are currently embarking on intensive preparations for their crucial double header clash with the North African power-house Morocco in Banjul and Rabat respectively.

They would be playing their crucial 2017 African U-20 qualifiers second round first leg tie with Morocco on 21 May 2016, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

Coach Omar Sise’s and his charges will use the next two weeks to prepare themselves fit enough for their crunch clash with the Young Atlass Lions for a place in the 2017 African U-20 Youth championship to be hosted in Zambia.

The Gambia will be fighting to revenge in the first leg in Banjul on 21 May 2016, after losing to Morocco 4-0 in the 2013 African U-20 Youth Championship qualifiers first leg in Rabat, to fancy their chances of qualifying for the 2017 African U-20 Championship.

The Gambia were disqualified and banned for two years by CAF after being found guilty of using five overage players against Liberia in the first leg tie played in Monrovia on 6 April 2014, in which the Darling Scorpions beat Liberia 1-0 courtesy of Commit FC and Brikama United striker Bakary Daffeh aka Kanu.