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U-17 to Participate in Nigeria Academy Football Tourney

Aug 11, 2009, 10:45 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Sixteen players including four officials of the Gambia U-17 team will take part in a six day football tournament organised by Pepsi football Academy in Nigeria slated for Monday August 17th 2009, says Seedy MB Kinteh, GFA president.

The 16 players that will be selected to take part in the Pepsi football academy tournament will be involved in a warm-up friendly game against Senegal as part of the return leg billed for Saturday 15th August in Dakar.

The side will on Sunday 16th August leave Dakar to take part in the Pepsi football tournament in Nigeria.

Other invited countries include academies from Benin, Sierra Leone, Ghana and two another football Academy from Nigeria.

The six team tournament will give the Gambian U-17 team the opportunity to prepare much better ahead of the U-17 world cup in Nigeria in October.

The championship will wrap up on August 22nd.