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Senegal: Lionesses want Gambia friendly

Apr 10, 2012, 2:56 PM

The Senegalese female national football club that have started a three-day training camp have launched a proposed friendly against  The Gambia.

The match, meant for the Gambia senior women’s side, was proposed for  April 10 and 15.  But the game, Pointsport has garthered, could not hold  due to The Gambia’s decision to focus on the junior side U-17’s preparation for the World Cup slated for Azzerbajan this summer.

Kebba Ceesay, Gambia Football Assocation Technical director, reacting to the news,  said: “We have received invitation from our Senegalese counterparts but we could not honour it because we want to concerntrate on our U-17 women’s team.  This is due to administrative constriants. The decision is taken in consultation with the chairman of the organising committee.”

Twenty-five players have been called by the  Senegalses team’s coach, Bassouaré Diaby, for the training  session.

Meanwhile, the national women U-17 team will today, Tuesday, pay a courtesy call on The Gambia’s Vice President Aja Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy at her office at State House with officials of the Gambia Football Association Normalisation Committee.

This will be followed by a reception to be hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports at 4pm at the Senegambia Beach Hotel.