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Morocco thrash Gambia in women World Cup qualifiers

Dec 9, 2021, 12:21 PM | Article By: Lamin Gibba

Moroccan women U-20 team on Monday 6th December 2021, thrashed The Gambia women U-20 team 3-1 in the first-leg clash of the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup Qualifiers played at FUS Rabat.

 

The host opened the scores through Sofia Bouftini in the 3th minutes of the game before Mahy Kawtar doubles the host advantage from a spot kick in the 15th minute of the match thus the first half ended 2-nil in favour of the host. 

El Amrani Oumayma netted the third goal for the host in the 55th minute of the encounter before the visitors pulled one back through Red Scorpions Fatoumatta Jammeh in the 56th minute which proves to be consolation.

Speaking after the final whistle, Coach Foday Bah praised his side for their resilience against a strong opponent. He commended his team for showing commitment to contain the Moroccans. 

“I think overall the second half performance was great. The goal came too early and a penalty followed then it became a bit difficult to regain the momentum of possession and space but they charged and were discipline against their opponent. We will work on our weaknesses and come back stronger,” he said.

Bah also alluded that factors such as injuries, the unfamiliar pitch and the weather all had an impact to the girls’ performance and would use the coming days to work on adapting to them. 

The Gambia National women’s U-20 team camped at the National Technical Training Centre in Yundum ahead the first-leg of the of the second round of FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers Cost Rica 2022.

Meanwhile the second leg is billed for Sunday December 12th 2021 in Rabat.

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