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Red Scorpions back after Dakar friendly

Aug 10, 2010, 2:44 PM | Article By: Isatou Dumbuya

The Gambia Football Association women's league outfit, Red Scorpions, who left the shores of the country on July 29 for Senegal for an international friendly with ASC Sirene of Dakar, have returned home.

The Gambia women's side lost 3-0 to counterparts on August 2 in Pikin. The match was part of an invitation in line with ASC Sirene's 23rd anniversary, after an existing closer tie between both sides for over 15 years.

Team Coach Chorro Mbenga, who traveled with 18 players and 7 officers, said the main problem they encountered during the game was the hot weather, which he noted, had made it very unfavourable for them to play on an artificial turf for the first time by the team.

"We have to pour water on our shoes as we are not used to playing on this type of field and talk less of a 10.30a.m game. So I am appealing to the Gambia Football Association to consider taking the Women's League matches at the country's only artificial Turf field, Brikama, so that others will not encounter the same problem and prepare them ahead for future outings," she stated.

The Gambia Football Association women’s league matches are played at the Independence Stadium sandy field, outside the main stadium ground.