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President to Present Bonuses and Land Plots Today

Apr 16, 2008, 7:45 AM | Article By: Picture: Gambia U-20 Football Team

The formal handing over of plots of land and match bonuses to the U-17/20's by HE President Alhagie Yahya AJJ Jammeh will take place today Wednesday April 16th 2008 at the Kairaba Beach Hotel

President Yahya Jammeh will again demonstrate the love and support he has for Gambian sports by giving these to the young Gambian players at a dinner this evening.

It will be recalled the National U-20's clinched the Bronze medal in the African Youth Championship held in Congo  in 2007 and appeared in the same year for the first time in the World Youth Championship in Canada where they exited at the second round.

In the same year, The  Gambia U-17 team has proved all predictions wrong by clinching the Ivorian four-nation Football tournament, staged by the Ivorian Football Federation to mark the 47th Anniversary of nationhood.

The Darling Scorpions defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 in a final played at the Robert Champeaux Stadium in Abidjan.

Over 20,000 spectators including the Ivorian Head of State, Laurent Gbagbo, Ministers and senior government officials witnessed the final.

Gambia U-17, which came out unbeaten in the tournament, were awarded a giant trophy and twenty five gold medals, Burkina Faso went home with 25 silver medals and Niger received 25 Bronze medals.