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Gambia U-20 in Dakar for friendly against Senegal U-20 on Sunday

Jun 24, 2016, 11:11 AM | Article By: Bakary B. Baldeh, GFF Publicity Officer

The National U-20 team (Young Scorpions) yesterday travelled to Dakar, Senegal, for an international football friendly with their Senegalese counterparts ahead of the two countries’ CAF U-20 Qualifiers.

The Gambian team and delegation, which left Banjul yesterday, will play the friendly on Sunday 26 June in Dakar.

The Young Scorpions would return to Banjul the following day Monday to continue their preps locally.

The friendly among others is part of technical preparation for the Young Scorpions forthcoming CAF U-20 first leg Qualifier against Guinea Conakry in Banjul slated for Sunday 10 July while Senegal will also use the friendly to hone the skills of her youngsters for their qualifier at home to Ghana.

The GFF appeals to the general public for their support in the successful campaign of the team in their friendly against Senegal over the coming weekend.

“The GFF further solicit your support for the team’s triumph over Guinea at their Qualifier match next month by calling on the general public to turn out in their large numbers to cheer up the Young Scorpions,” the GFF stated.

The list of players and officials that travelled to Dakar for the international friendly against Senegal are as follows:


1. Baboucarr Ceesay

2. Mboge Faye

3. Mbye Faye

4. Lamin Sonko

5. Hamidou Bojang

6. Ebrima Sidibeh

7. Adama Jarju

8. Ebrima Jobe

9. Bun Sanneh

10. Abdoulie Jallow

11. Pa Omar Babou

12. Pa Omar Jobe

13. Bakary Samateh

14. Yahya Ndong

15. Musa Barrow

16. Alagie Sarr

17. Ebou Sanyang

18. Modou Camara

19. Baboucarr Camara

20. Daniel Mendy


1. Omar Ceesay - Head Coach

2. Abdoulie Bojang - Asst Coach

3. Abdoulie Bakary Njie - G/K Coach

4. Kalipha Manneh - Doctor

5. Pa Matarr Ndow - Physio

6. Mustapha Kassama - Kits Manager

7. Pa Suwareh Faye - Team Manager