We are surprised that the GRTS
is yet to do a special focus on the Scorpions. Right now, the Scorpions are
getting ready to go into epic battle with the Lions of Senegal. The public is
hungry to see how prepared the boys are for this decisive battle with our
soccer rivals whom we are about to send packing from the qualifying round of
the 2010 World Cup. For such a probable historic event, we expected that the GRTS
would have started its focus on the Scorpions a week ahead of the big day -
just tomorrow Saturday 11 2008.
The nation needs to be psyched up for the battle royale that
the boys are going into; the fans need to feel the mood of the big game; they
need to feel as one with the Scorpions. The Scorpions are our warriors, going
to battle to preserve our national honour and pride.When they win tomorrow, the nation will be
Being a public broadcaster, the GRTS
is better placed to let us know what is going on in the Scorpions camp - who is
match fit and who is not? The public will also like to see how they are
juggling the balls during training sessions live on TV before their very eyes.
That way, even the public would have some insight into the real state of the
team. And even make some useful suggestions to the technical crew.
ought to know that the Gambian public is football-mad, especially when the
Scorpions are seen to be about to sting their preys with fatal venom. By not
doing anything at all to show what is happening in the Scorpions camp, the GRTS
starves the hungry Gambian public of seeing how well the boys are doing ahead
of the clash with Senegal.
The Senegalese TV stations are beaming into Senegalese homes
what is happening in the camp of the Lions of Teranga. With that, the fans are
even more enthusiastic to give their all to the Lions.
By contrast, it is as if nothing is about to happen. This is
a big moment in our soccer history. It therefore should be given all the
publicity it deserves. And this publicity should have been planned and
sustained until the D-Day.
But we hope that after our big victory tomorrow in Dakar,
would make up for this oversight by celebrating endlessly.