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Senegal set new date for Gambia friendly

May 6, 2010, 1:38 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The President of the Gambia Football Association (GFA), Seedy M.B Kinteh has disclosed to Pointsport that the Senegalese Football Federation has set a new date for the proposed international friendly games with The Gambia's women national team from the 13th- 17th may 2010.

It has been reported earlier last month that the two countries were to engage in an international friendly game only to be postponed later.

According to the GFA supreme, who spoke to our reporter in an interview in his office at the New GFA Secretariat on Tuesday evening, the Senegalese FA has written to the Gambia Football Association regarding the test game with both matches, to be played in Dakar later this month.

"We have received an invitation from the Senegalese football federation pertaining to the international friendly games between the women national team of The Gambia and their Senegalese counterparts," Kinteh explained.

Kinteh, who has set up a strategic four-year plan for the Gambian football following his election into office a few months ago highlighted the importance of these friendly matches for the women national team, given the fact that it will help the team prepare much better ahead of the WAFU tournament, set to take place in Bamako in August of this year.

"We have already registered the female national team instead of male team for the WAFU tournament in Bamako," he added.

Kinteh, who has never denied his intention to raise the standards of women football in the country, further highlighted the need to put in place a formidable women national team ahead of the continental competitions in a bid to promote women football in the country.

It is understood that the Senegalese women national team will use the friendlies against The Gambia to prepare themselves much better as part of the preliminary round of the CAF competition, due to resume on 22nd May.