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Senegal Has Big Players But. Coach Paul Put

Oct 10, 2008, 6:24 AM | Article By: Ebou Manneh

Gambian Coach Paul Put has expressed his view that though Senegal has some big players in their team who have played in World and African Nations cup, the Gambia has a team that can make history.

Paul Put, who was asked as to expectations about the most awaited derby match between The Gambia and Senegal slated for tomorrow Saturday said, "Senegal have a team that have already gone to the world cup and African Cup of Nation. So they have advantage. They have big players who are playing in the highest competition of Europe but still I say yes, the Gambia has a very good team that can make history tomorrow"

According to Coach Put, the Gambia is building on a team for the future. But I still think we can expect some nice things from them and I hope we can deliver a good result on Saturday in Senegal".

For Paul Put, he has been working in for the psychology of the players since the day he arrived in the Gambia. "I think that is one of my strongest points. I worked on psychology to get the players ready and motivated. And I think the players know what they have in their possibilities and that they can write history".

He added that "what I have been seeing against the matches with Senegal at home and Algeria in Gambia has given me a great feeling to have such a kind of support behind the fans. "So I am very sure that the people will give their support at home before the television and they would pray so that we can have a good result in Senegal".

He finally said that he will be travelling with 20 players and they will be leaving today Friday 10th October 2008, with a charted flight.

The Gambia will take on Senegal on Saturday 11th October 2008, in DakarSenegal and the game is expected to kicks off at .