Jun 23, 2008, 6:36 AM
The Gambia national U-20 team will take on Ghana today in the semi-final of the African international youth football championship in Sierra Leone.
The Darling Scorpions beat Liberia 2-1 courtesy of two-goal hero Lamin Sarjo Samateh who fired the side into the semis on Wednesday.
The Gambian team under the guidance of coach Lamin Sarr has continued to put up a fantastic performance in the tournament organised by Johansen, a national of the Netherlands, and his Sierra Leonean wife Isha.
The team beat Ojoko FC of Nigeria 3-2 in their opening group B match at the weekend and drew 1-1 with host Sierra Leone to collect 7 points.
The U-20 team, according to Lamin Sarr, who has led the team to its second African U-20 championship to be hosted by Libya next March, is using the Sierra Leone tournament to better prepare for the upcoming African U-20 youth championship in Libya.
The winner between Ghana and The Gambia will meet their opponents in the final at the weekend.