Jul 14, 2020, 12:14 PM
Scorpions’ striker Ali Sowe has scored his 13th league goal for his Bulgarian First division side, CSKA Sofia during their 5-0 thumping at home over Beroe in a game played at the Sstadion Balgarska Armija on Sunday.
He urged all Gambian to support the team ahead of the championship.
"We are calling on everyone in the country to support the team ahead the tournament as we are all aware of the current pandemic that have affected football in most part of the world which the Gambia is no exception. It has been quite a while without competitive football in the country which will make our preparation difficult but we have a-two week intensive training programme and with the support of everyone it will help us in our preparation," he stated.
The championship is now moved from 6-15 November to 20-29 November 2020. The reason for this development is the engagement of senior national teams in the qualifiers of AFCON which will be held in the first week of the WAFU tournament with the host country (Senegal) using the same stadium for their qualifiers.
"We will now have more time to prepare better as the first day in training was very successful. All the players showed why they have been selected. I'm grateful to all coaches this players have worked with because we have exceptional talent in the country. I'm urging everyone to support the team," he further said.
The last time The Gambia U-20 took part in the championship in 2018 edition, they won bronze medal and will be hoping to move a step ahead in this edition in Dakar, Senegal.
Gambian international player Ali Sowe has responded to remours linking him away from Bulgarian top flight side CSKA Sofia, saying: “I am here and happy in CSKA Sofia”.
The Gambia must stand strong to stun Gabon in their qualifiers match in November 2020 to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Gambia is working on arranging some friendly games in Portugal against African oppositions, according to Esohna sports.