Nov 20, 2008, 4:06 AM
The National Scorpions Fan Club is seeking some financial assistance from any interested parties for the crucial African Nations Cup qualifier game to be played in Windhoek, Namibia, this weekend.
Bai Abdoulie Cham, president of the National Scorpions Fan Club, has appealed to donors, companies, philanthropists, the government and the GNOC to come to the rescue of the country’s fan club, who are seeking support for their first overseas trip since the club’s appearance in the African U-20 qualifiers in Mauritania in 2009.
“We (the fan club) are soliciting financial support for The Gambia’s qualifier match against Namibia because the presence of the fan club would definitely boost the moral and confidence of the players, especially in a vital match away to Namibia,” says Bai Cham, who was speaking to Pointsport in an interview yesterday.
He used the occasion to appeal to any interested companies or institutions willing to help the fan club to travel to Namibia for the weekend tie on behalf of the entire membership of the National Scorpions Fan Club.
The fan club remains a key component of the country’s success at the national team category thanks to their energetic and tireless contribution to the development of football in the country since its establishment on 3 September 2001.
But their contribution to such a worthy course is largely limited to The Gambia’s matches on home soil although they only travelled to international competitions on few occasions the first being the African Nations Cup qualifier in Dakar in 2003.
They were also in Peru for the U-17 World Cup finals in 2005 as well as the U-20 Championship finals held in Congo four years ago.