Jul 24, 2009, 5:13 AM
President Jammeh unveiled this plan in the course of the victory celebration of The Gambia U-17 team at the July 22nd Square in
President Jammeh commended members of the team pointing out that they have made the entire country proud noting that now their next target should be to bring home the world cup from
"We want the world cup this year and we must have it. By the grace of Allah we will bring the junior world cup to the country. Though the senior team will not participate in the 2010 play-offs in
He stated, "I will liaise with GFA President Seedy Kinteh and the Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, Sheriff Gomez, for the team to embark on a nationwide tour so that people in other regions will see them".
Seedy MB Kinteh, President of the Gambia Football Association, the team travelled to
"But despite many challenges from our opponents we were able to overcome them and win the title for the second time," he stated.
Sheriff Gomez, Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, pointed out that it is through President Jammeh's efforts of instilling courage in the boys that they were able to gain more confidence and prepared to go out to win trophies for The Gambia.
Also speaking at the occasion was first Vice President of the Gambia Football Association, Major General Lang Tombong Tamba, who commended the president, the media and all the companies that were behind them during the team's preparedness.
The Gambia U-17 who had a successful campaign in the 8th U-17 championship and also made history by going unbeaten during the entire championship, conceding only one goal, also received the fair play trophy.
The team was welcomed by thousands of jubilant supporters from the
Having beaten hosts