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AWCON qualifiers: Gambia hopes to overturn 8-0 deficit

Feb 23, 2022, 1:00 PM | Article By: Lamin Gibba

The Gambia national women’s team (The Queen Scorpions) will hope to overturn their 8-0 away defeat to Cameroon over the weekend when the take on their counterparts today at the Independence Stadium.

The Queen Scorpions will play Cameroon in the final leg of the second round qualifiers for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) today at 4pm.

Coach Boom Sowe’s side will brawl for revenge and will need to fight tooth and nail to overturn the tie.

Speaking to GFF Media, Captain Penda Bah reiterated the team’s commitment to keep fighting for pride. “I still want to tell the country that we need their support, motivation and encouragement. I always talk about this because it is important. All we have to do is to rectify our mistakes,” she said.

Bah added that they have learned a lot already and as such today’s game will be different.

“It is not going to be like the first leg,” she assured fans.

Haleema Hamilton Froidland, who plays in the Swiss women’s super league thanked Gambians for their encouragement and support despite the heavy defeat in Cameroon.

The FC Luzern sensational player also said that the first leg was a difficult encounter but they had learned from it and would improve in the second leg.

“We have been preparing very well in training for the second leg here in The Gambia and are ready to strike back,” she further said, noting that Cameroon is one of the best teams in Africa if not in the world but they would give their best.

Haleema was born in Norway to a Norwegian father and Gambia mother.

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