Gibril Sillah hopeful of continuing fairy tale story in CAF Champions League with Teungueth

Jan 14, 2021, 2:17 PM | Article By: Buba Jallow

Friday's CAF Champions League draw in Cairo saw debutantes Teungueth FC being pegged against Esperance Sportive du Tunis, Zamalek SC, and Algerian based team MC Alger.

All these clubs are considered giants in the continent and it will be interesting to see Teungueth, who are making their first appearance in the money zone of Africa’s biggest club competition fares,

Teungueth FC will open their campaign away to ES Tunis on 12th/13th February before hosting Zamalek on February 23rd in Senegal.

The Rufisque based club earned qualification after edging Raja Casablanca 3-1 on penalties. Babacar Ndiaye’s team which was established in 2013, has earned applauds across Senegal for their outstanding feat.

Gibril Sillah, who will be the second Gambian to play in CAF Champions leg after Abdou Rahman Conateh was quick to react after the draw.

”Since we qualified, everyone has been talking about us, I am happy to be part of this history. With this qualification, it will personally motivate me and make me push harder. Overall it's a huge boast to everyone associated with the club,” Sillah said.

“We will only continue the hard work because teams will prepare for us, every team will be looking forward to beat Teungueth. With hard work, we will maintain our unbeaten streak in the league. Coming back to the January 8th draw, there are lots of big teams in our Group, we want to continue making history and also to make it to the next round”.

Elsewhere, Adama Jammeh who was an unused substitute against Gabon will be hoping to recover from a groin injury in time to face Swaziland-based team Young Buffaloes on the 14th of February for the Confederation Cup playoff spot.