Sep 27, 2011, 1:19 PM
Santi Sene Hagne, Secretary General of the Senegalese National Sports Olympic Committee during a chart with Pointsports at the Just concluded IOC 6thWorld Forum on Sports, Education and Culture which took place in South Korea is of the believed that the game between the two neighbours schedule for the 11thOctober in Dakar will not be an easy affair.
But having said that, Secretary General Santi Saine was quick to add that the Gambia has a greater chance of making it this time around.
"Taking a look at the force ,performance of both teams and their level of preparedness, the Gambia's team is on the up as their youthfulness and determination is a force to be reckoned. Come the game, they can make history by forcing a victory over the Lions of Terenga," he stated.
He backed his statement with the previous records of both teams when Senegal use to defeated the Gambia both home and away. " the fact that the Gambia is able to contain Senegal in any game we meet now as opposed to before is a great sign of the rigorous development of the Gambian football. The Gambia Authorities have done a great job by quickly identifying the development of football at grassroot as the solution to end the days of the underperformance of the Senior national team"
"The Gambia have done well especially by being able to produce two world cup teams at youth categories. This could be the Gambia's time," he highlighted.
However, the Senegalese sports icon seized the opportunity to preached peace between the two nations during the game and urged the two peoples not to forget about relationship between the two countries.
The Gambia, Senegal and Algeria are vying for qualification from group six. These three teams are rather face with difficult circumstances but Algeria who top the group with 9 points has the greatest chance as a minimum performance of draw can possibly send them through.
Senegal and the Gambia who both level at eight points each have all what it takes to make it to the next stage.
As the Lions meet the Scorpions in Dakar on October 11, the Lone Stars will play host to Algeria in Monrovia the same day.
Despite not being able to make, Lone Stars are determine to put up a respectable performance against Algeria during this game. These words were strongly made by Liberian Head Coach Antoine Hey during his team's shameless defeat in Banjul on September 6th2008.