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Gambia U-20 set to host Banjul United in warm-up tie today

May 18, 2016, 3:39 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Gambia National U-20 team is set to entertain Gambia Football Federation domestic division league side Banjul United in a friendly game today, Wednesday 18 May at the Independence Stadium in the evening.

Coach Omar Sise and his charges will use the friendly match against Banjul United to test themselves fit enough for their crunch clash with the North African football powerhouse Morocco in the first leg of their 2017 African U-20 Youth Championship second round on Saturday 21 May 2016, at the Independence Stadium.

Banjul United, on the other hand, will also use the tie against The Gambia U-20 team to prepare themselves ready for their two remaining fixtures in the country’s top flight in order to avoid demotion to the second tier and stay in the top flight for another season after languishing bottom place in the league.

It would be recalled that the Gambia snatched their place in the second round of the 2017 African U-20 Youth Championship qualifiers following their convincing 4-0 aggregate win over Sierra Leone in the first round of the qualifiers.