Dec 23, 2009, 3:28 PM
In what could be described as a historic performances by the Scorpions of The Gambia in the just ended two international friendly matches against nations cup finalists Angola and Tunisia in Lisbon, Portugal and Tunis earlier this month, The Gambia senior national team has made a spectacular performance after securing an impressive one-one draw against African Nations Cup host Angola as part of the friendly match, played in Lisbon.
"Winning against two power houses in African football Tunisia and Angola is a clear indication to the fact that Gambian football has come off age and it was marvelous against Angola in particular a game we could have won."
"The boys performed extremely well in both friendlies and I was extremely delighted to watch the heroes beat Tunisia with determination and commitment despite the absence of several key players, due to club assignments," these were the words of the General Secretary of the Gambian Football Association, Jammeh E.K Bojang, in an interview with our reporter in his office on Tuesday.
Jammeh, who traveled to Tunisia to catch up with the Scorpions team ahead of Tunisia encounter, however revealed that he was not surprise to watch The Gambia beat Tunisia, considering the level of commitment and confidence among the Scorpions camp ahead of the match, describing their extraordinary performances as marvelous and interesting to watch. He believed that The Gambia would soon make a big impact in world football at the senior level.
Jammeh further used the opportunity to add that there are a lot of offers coming from other countries regarding friendly matches against The Gambia which is all down to the team's historic performances against Angola and Tunisia but could not go deep into the details, hence the FA is yet to confirm the proposed offers.
"This latest test matches would absolutely go a long way in trying to secure an impressive league standing because the more friendly matches you play the better improvement you become in the FIFA world rankings whether you win or not," Jammeh explained.