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Sierra Leone U-17 Set to Land in Banjul Next Week

Aug 22, 2008, 7:13 AM | Article By: By Sainabou Kujabi

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone are expected in Banjul next week ahead of the qualifiers for the 8thAfrican U-17 Championship in Algeria 2009 slated for August 30thin Banjul.

According to the President of The Gambia Football Association Seedy MB Kinteh, The Gambia U-17 team is set for the encounter, stating that despite not being able to stage the second test game against Senegal in Dakar as planned.

He informed Pointsports that the match officials for the first leg match of The Gambia U-17 outing against Sierra Leone in Banjul are from Liberia.The match Commissioner is Mauritanian.

The team defeated Guinea-Bissau 3-1 in Banjul in a test match held in the early part of August.

The second leg matches will be played during the weekend of September 12th, 2008 in Freetown.

Sierra Leone made it at the preliminary stages following the withdrawal of Liberia in April.

After playing the first round matches and winning in both legs, The Gambia U-17 will need to play one more game to book their ticket to Algeria in 2009