Sep 5, 2008, 6:03 AM
But they have not succumbed; they have worked hard to come out with a result not bad at all, considering the fact that they have not conceded a goal even though they could not score.
This, considering the technicality involved in football nowadays, is a good result.
It is, indeed, a sign of good start and it is encouraging, so we will continue to plead with our boys and the GFF to keep up the momentum and press on hard to achieve better results that will take us to the Africa Cup of Nations, thereby creating another opportunity for our Scorpions and the country to excel in international football.
The team is full of young players with a new coach though one with a wealth of experience in African football.
Again, as we congratulate the boys, we should commend Gambia Football Federation (GFF) and the Gambia government for providing the means and expertise to restructure and put together a formidable national squad headed by an experienced coach.
It is not an easy task to build a team, so we should all put hands on deck, encourage and help one another to build a formidable and quality squad that would stand the test of time.
It is expected that the government would continue to pump in adequate financial resources to boost the national squad in their Nations Cup campaign.
But we are also appealing to members of the private sector to give a strong helping hand to the Scorpions, to keep the squad well prepared and always ready to face more battles.
It is also essential to note that football is no longer leisure, but business; hence the more we invest, the better the results we get.
Meanwhile, let us encourage our boys, the coaching staff and the technical team, as well as GFF and the government, to continue to work hard to show themselves strong and successful in their Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup campaigns.
The nation should also continue to give support in whatever form to our national squads, to let them achieve excellent results in their football campaigns.
Government and members of the private sector should support GRTS to show the national teams’ away matches on the national TV for the nation to have the opportunity of watch our boys play.
Opportunity and support should also be given to journalists to travel with the national teams to cover their matches.
With one mind, one heart and one spirit we can move mountains.
A good start indeed, Scorpions!
“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”