Jan 9, 2013, 9:32 AM
Below is the full text of the report:
On the other hand, we realise that we have gained a lot more than we thought, within the few days that we were in camp. We had the opportunity to come together as a unit after about 5 months and revive the camaraderie amongst existing and new players in the team. Some of the key issues responsible for this team's improvement are the cooperation, co-ordination and the togetherness of players. These are core values of the team that keep us focused on the same goal.
Also, we had the chance to practice under highly professional conditions. These included very good football pitches, excellent equipment and very coordinated programs. These conditions always help motivate players through practice sessions and also help bring out the best in them.
we had to practice under high pressure from our coaches. We were pushed to the
point that reminded us of our preparation for our African Cup and World Cup
the absence of medical personnel, which we understood was due to
visa-disapprovals, we believe that the trip to
We want to acknowledge and thank you (The Gambia Football Association) for your efforts, the Department of State for Youth and Sports, Africell, the ambassador of The Gambia to France (Mr. Moses Jallow), all individuals or organisations that contributed towards this endeavour, especially H.E. the President Alhagi Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, whose unwavering support we greatly appreciate. We also thank the Gambian people and well-wishers for their continued support.
Our success relies greatly on what we do both individually and as a team during this non-competitive period. We need to work hard and programs such as these are of significant importance to our success as a nation. We thank you for your usual cooperation and sacrifices and we look forward to our next program this summer.
Matthew Mendy (vice captain)
For: The Senior National Team
CC. The Coach, Senior National Team
The Department of State for Youth and Sports
H.E. The President, Alhagi Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh