Jan 4, 2012, 1:23 PM
Barely two weeks after booking their place in the final stage of the 17th Edition of African U-20 Orange qualifiers with an impressive 4-1 aggregate win over
The team under the tutelage of Lamin Sarr, who was influential in helping the U-20 team progress to the next stage where they are preparing to host
Sarr, who came under heavy criticisms after the team's dismal showing during the 2009 African U-20 qualifiers against
"I was so much delighted to record an impressive victory over Sierra Leone which was more than enough to see us through and I hope to continue from where I stop with the team when the qualifiers takes center stage next month," Sarr who recently completed a high level coaching course in Hungary highlighted in an interview at the GFA headquarters in Kanifing.
Sarr further used the opportunity to explain to our reporter that the fitness level is compelling them to start early training so that the boys would be able to maintain their fitness level ahead of the
Sarr, however, remained optimistic of leading the team to their second African U-20 Championship, to be hosted by
The ambitious U-20 coach further used the platform to commend the players, the Gambian people, as well as his coaching staff Foday Bah and Abdoulie Bojang, for what he referred to as their outstanding contribution in making things happen.
"I would like to take this opportunity to urge the fans to continue encouraging the team, because they have a crucial role to play to ensure that we achieve the desired result against Ivory Coast and hopefully we can do it together," Sarr concluded.