May 18, 2010, 12:39 PM
The Gambia’s U-17 Female Football team has qualified for the last stage of the FIFA U-17 Female World Cup scheduled for Azerbaijan, from 22nd September to 13th October 2012.
This is the first time for the national female team to participate at the highest level of global female football competition. It will be making history in the advancement of female football in The Gambia.
USA, France and North Korea the current champions are the teams the Gambian team will be meeting in their group.
It is against this background that the Gambia for Gold teamed up with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the GFA Normalization Committee, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the female artistes, as well as female sports presenters and writers, and they are calling on the general public to “Support the Road to Azerbaijan”.
We call on all civil servants, recognized Nawettan zones, and genuine business men and women tailors, drivers, indeed all the people living in and outside The Gambia to support the female U-17 Football Team.
Thanks to the companies, Taiwan Embassy, benevolent Gambians and none Gambians for their contributions so far.
The organizing committee needs D2, 000,000 (Two Million Dalasis) for adequate preparation of the team.
The following phone numbers can be contacted to give support: 9905009 / 9919744 / 9927294 / 9209009.
The bank account number at GTB Bank is AC 202155091110.
The Organizing Committee wishes to express its profound gratitude to the management of GRTS for the Telethon held on Monday 20th August 2012 from 2pm to 5.30pm.
The funds and morale support demonstrated are worthy of commendation. We hope our collective efforts to support the U-17 Female team will be very successful like the U-17 male team that went to Peru 2005.
Those who missed the last Telethon at GRTS can follow it on Saturday 25th August 2012 from 1pm to 5pm.
May I finally thank the female team and management for their success and hard work to reach this stage of the FIFA World Cup.
The Gambian flag will be raised high and be among 16 nations to compete in this final.
Mamudou Max Jallow
National Sports Council