The Gambia under 17 cricket team have departed
the shores of The Gambia for Nigeria, to participate in the under 17
cricket tournament sponsored by the International Cricket Council and hosted by
Nigeria. The tournament, which is expected to last for one
week, will serve as an opportunity for the young boys to showcase their talents
and learn new skills.
President of The Gambia Cricket Association, Mr. Jonny Gomez, in a careful mood
and appearing not to presume any result for his boys. He maintained that his
boys have the physical strength and power of the mind and are well prepared for
the Lagos competition. Mr. Gomez further
adduced that the team spirit within the boys made him believe that, without
doubt The Gambia team will perform as expected. Mr. Gomez therefore urged all
Gambians to support and pray for the team.
part, the deputy permanent Youths and Sports secretary, Mr. Abdoulie Kah, was
quick to caution the team especially as their behaviour and comportment outside
the Gambia matters a lot as since they are
representing The Gambia. Thus, he said, they are serving as ambassadors for the
whole country. Mr. Gomez added that it's a tradition for his department to see
all teams are given support and cricket is not an exception to that. He in no
small measure admonished the boys to desist the carefree attitude and respect
their officers through which winning will be made possible. The executive
secretary of the National Sports Council, Mr. Alieu Cham, expressed similar
sentiments and warned that no association will leave The Gambia without the
knowledge Sports Council.