Mar 2, 2010, 1:47 PM
(Thursday 22nd October 2009 Issue)
The National Scorpions Fans club, the biggest Scorpions fans club in the country are preparing for the forthcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup set to kick- off in
The club that continued to render massive support for our various national teams, including the U-17 on Tuesday converged at the Independence Stadium?s Basketball Court to help recruit new songs for the U-17 ahead of the World Cup in Nigeria.
According to Bai Abdoulie Cham, the President of the Scorpions Fans club, the meeting was meant to recruit and form new songs as part of the preparations before the start of the world?s most popular FIFA U-17 Championship in their efforts to contribute their quota towards the success of the team that made the entire country proud as a result of the numerous successes the youngsters continued to render in the development and promotion of football in the country.
This rehearsal is part of the activities we always put in place to ensure the successful participation of our Darling U-17 team in their bid to make an impact in the World Cup, and these new songs are very useful because they always serve as source of motivation and a morale boaster for the players.
Members of the fans club have over the years produced quite a large number of interesting songs that attracts interest from many people across the country, such as Safara, Nyancho and Sanjaliyeh, described by many as the most popular song ever produced by the fans club. It?s authored by Alieu Leigh.
As many as one hundred and eleven  members of the Scorpions Fans Club have been selected to travel to Nigeria for the World Cup which is expected to be funded by the Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh whose contributions towards the development and promotion of sports in the country is unprecedented.
A total of 250 fans that will be going to
The fans club is known for its tireless support during the football games and their contribution this time around could prove vital in the team?s bid to add another historic title in their ranks.
The Scorpions Fans Club which was founded on the 3rd September 200, with a registration of only 50 members, according to Bai Cham, has increased significantly in recent years with a total registration of 500 members. But he was quick to add that only 256 are active members.