Apr 6, 2021, 1:50 PM
Striker Assan Ceesay has described his historic goal against Angola that clinched The Gambia a maiden appearance at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations as the best moment of his life.
The continent’s bi-annual cadet football tournament is set to begin in February 2021 in Mauritania.
The young Scorpions secured a place in the championship following their 4-3 penalty shootout win over Senegal in a final played in Thies, last month.
Coach Matarr Mboge and his team require adequate preparations to perform extremely well in the tournament.
The Gambia previously qualified for Africa U-20 Youth Championship twice in their history in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
The young Scorpions won bronze medal in the 2007 Africa U-20 Youth Championship after thrashing Zambia 3-1 in the third- place play off.
Meanwhile, The Gambia qualified for FIFA U-20 World Cup once in their history in 2007 hosted in Canada but were eliminated in the second round after slipping to Austria 2-1.
Ministry of Youth Ministry of Youth and Sports and The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) yesterday extended the contract of the country’s national team Coach Tom Saintfiet until 2026 after guiding the Scorpions to their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations to hosted in Cameroon next year.