Feb 5, 2014, 9:57 AM
Coach Omar Sise and his charges will use the international friendly against the Young Terrenga Lions to prepare themselves well for their crunch 2017 African U-20 Youth championship final qualifiers first leg clash at home to Guinea Conakry on 10 June 2016, in Banjul, before the second leg in Conakry in a fortnight’s time.
The Young Terrenga Lions, on the other hand, will also use the friendly tie against the Darling Scorpions to prepare themselves well for their crucial 2017 African U-20 Youth championship final qualifiers first leg clash with Ghana next month.
It would be recalled that the Darling Scorpions sailed to the final round of the 2017 African U-20 Youth Championship qualifiers following their 7-6 penalty shootout win over Morocco, after a 1-1 aggregate draw in both legs in the second round of the qualifiers. Before Morocco, they eliminated Sierra Leone in the first round 4-0 on aggregate.
The winners of the final round of the qualifiers will join the host nation Zambia in the 2017 African U-20 Youth Championship next year.