The minister made the announcement yesterday (Sunday), after visiting the Scorpions players during a meeting and lunch with the team.
The Minister extended his congratulations to the team for having secured a win in their first game, and encouraged them to repeat the same victory against Mali.
He informed the team that the whole country, including H. E President Adama Barrow, the main opposition leaders and Gambians of all backgrounds have united in celebrating and supporting the team.
The Gambia played a 1-1 draw against Mali during their second Group F game of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Musa Barrow leveled the scores for The Gambia from the penalty spot in the 90 minute, after the Malians took the lead through Ibrahima Kone’s converted penalty kick in the 79th minute.