Jul 20, 2009, 8:14 AM
Minister Jammeh was speaking to reporters shortly after the Scorpions’ 1-1 draw with Brave Warriors in the global biggest football fiesta qualifiers played at the weekend.
The sports minister said the performance against Cameroon was much better than that of Namibia, adding that the players were playing under pressure as “playing at home is always difficult and the players were a little bit nervous”.
The minister revealed that the performance against Cameroon was “absolutely extraordinary” compared with the performance against Namibia.
Minister Jammeh further revealed that they would continue to render more support to The Gambia Football Federation, the coach and his technical department despite their 1-1 draw with Namibia in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The minister further stated that the coach is building the team, which is why he mixed old players with young ones.
Mr Jammeh expressed hope that The Gambia can get positive result in Namibia today and qualify for the second round of the qualifiers.