Feb 24, 2010, 11:36 AM
As the national senior football team is preparing for the qualifying rounds of the African Cup of Nations to be co-hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon next year all hands must be put on deck to give the Scorpions all the necessary support they need.
For us to achieve this as a country, the team needs both moral and financial support at this critical stage of our football, in order to produce the desired results that the team needs to qualify.
The remaining games are very important for the team to pick the necessary vital points . This is the only thing that can determine the senior national team’s qualification.
The coach has a big task ahead of him, if he wants to qualify The Gambia. Equally, the players too have to be committed towards the team’s qualification.
We appreciate the government’s and private sector’s contribution, but still more resources are needed for the team.
The public should not only sit and be blaming the players, but should instead contribute towards the team’s success.
It is high time the football fans came in their large numbers to support the Scorpions both in their friendly matches and international outings, since this would greatly help the players and the Gambia Football Association and the Gambia for Gold in their quest for the national team’s qualification in 2012.
The National Scorpions Fans Clubs should be commended for the good work they are doing in supporting our national teams.
The players also must be ready to give their best to the country, as expected of them.
At this moment, all what our technicians need is to develop the young talents at the grassroots level, and build the capacity of the local coaches.
We also call on the general public to be always ready to answer to the National Call, whenever they are called upon to support the team.