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Gambia Women National Team record flying start in Super WC Qualifier

Jan 23, 2012, 3:15 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia National Women U-17 team on Saturday got off to a flying start to the 2012 Women U-17 World Cup qualifier thanks to a convincing 3-nil mauling of Sierra Leone at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The visitors paid the price for some reckless defensive display, particularly in the second half, which saw The Gambia score twice in the second interval with the other goal coming just 17 minutes on the clock as the women warriors wrapped up a massive scoring record of three.

A first-half strike from striker Awa Demba, in addition to one apiece from Sireh Jatta and Adama Tamba, was all the Gambia needed to confirm their supremacy over their Sierra Leonean counterparts, whose efforts were not good enough to cause any serious threat to The Gambia’s winning ambition.

Saturday’s encounter was the first leg of the qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 Women World Cup to be staged in Azerbaijan this year.

The Gambia registered the National U-17 Women team in the competition as part of the GFA’s drive to give women football a topmost priority in its activities and as a result of the encouraging results registered by the female cadets during the friendly international matches they played in the Senegalese capital of Dakar last year.