18-strong squad of Gambia U-20 team yesterday left Banjul
for Mauritania, via Dakar, ahead of their second leg encounter against Mauritania on
Saturday the 12th,
in the African Youth Championship Qualifiers.
which won the first leg in Banjul by a lone
goal, is going all out to win in Nouakchott.This intention was made known by The Gambia's
U-20 coach Lorenzo Rubbinacci while speaking to Pointsports.
He said the Mauritania match is a very
important moment for the team and they will be going all out with the mentality
He said, "the Banjul game has given me the target to
improve on the team before we face them again.I have worked very hard with the boys in the last fifty meters in the
area of shooting and I am very happy because the team is improving especially
the strike force".
He said he
is hoping to get results from the team as he has given them so much time to
work on the goal scoring aspect.
boys play with confidence, personality and above all motivation we will surely
meet our target which is to score and with luck, we will win".
quick to add that he has prepared his team for the artificial turf field by
holding training sessions that will help them to adjust to the situation.
will be travelling with the absence of a very key player in Sanna Nyassi. Who
is said to have traveled to the United
States of America. But Coach Rubbinacci is
aware of this fact as he acknowledged that Sanna Nyassi was very important in
the team noting that it is a chance of a lifetime, " We wish him to be a
professional player," he concluded.