Aug 23, 2010, 2:15 PM
The Gambia U-17 squad has travelled to
Prior to the departure of the team from
The country’s youthful teams have been doing extremely well. As a result of their performance, both the U-17 and U-20 teams have made a name for themselves and the country at the international level.
It would be recalled that the Gambia U-17 team’s first qualification to the U-17 qualifiers was in 2003, which took them to
In 2005, when the country hosted the U-17 tournament, and won the title under Ghanaian-born coach Sam Osam Doudo in the same year, the team also took part in the U-17 FIFA World Cup in
The most disappointing moment in Gambian football was in 2007, when the country failed to make it to the second round of the qualifiers of the 7th edition.
The team in 2009 qualified for
Despite winning the title for the second time, the team put up a poor performance in the U17 World Cup final in
This time around, we would like to wish them all the best of luck to qualify for Rwanda 2011, and would like to advise them to be mindful of the tactics of the North Africans.
We would like the country to pray for the team to achieve the task that lies ahead of them.
We should also remember that, in a fortnight’s time, the second leg will be played in
We, therefore, should pray that the
Our advice to the players is that they should always play as a team, wherever they find themselves.
While wishing you good luck, we would also like to say we have full confidence in the team. The Almighty Allah and the nation are behind you; so go ahead the Baby Scorpions!