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U-20 coach positive of desired result, ahead of Orange Championship

Jul 13, 2010, 3:34 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

All is set for the African U-20 Orange Championship as The Gambia prepares to play host to Sierra Leone who eliminated Algeria to put one foot in the competition.

Hopes are high regarding the team’s possibility to go through. The man at the helm of affairs Lamin Sarr who is no stranger to the U-20 managerial position, is equally positive about The Gambia's chances when the competition takes centre stage in less than a fortnight time.

He told Pointsport that hopes are high after three weeks of intensive screening exercise at the Brikama Mini-stadium as he looks set to name the final 25-man squad for the Sierra Leone tie.

With the quality of youngsters in addition to a few invited foreign-based players, hopes are high pertaining to the team’s chance of going better step ahead of the last year's qualifiers.

Sarr who recently returned from a high level coaching course in Sports University in Budapist, Hungary with some fantastic results to remember, told our reporter that the team is currently training 35 players, including four foreign-based players.

Sarr who has a little knowledge about his opponent added, "I am really impressed with the commitment and the performance of the players and am still confidence that the team would be able to achieve the desired result."

Sarr who failed to guide the team to the last U-20 finals started his coaching career in 1994.

He has since successfully took part in four diploma courses and in the process was appointed CAF instructor at the end of his C-Licence Coaching Course in Egypt in 2009.