Wednesday, September 27

Gambia CHAN coach says the match against foreign based players is good for their preparation

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By Arfang M.S. Camara

Alagie Sarr, head coach of The Gambia Local-based team, CHAN, stated that the best game between his CHAN team and the Gambia foreign-based player is good for their preparation ahead of the CHAN Africa Cup of National qualifiers.

As part of their preparation, The Gambia CHAN Team yesterday, Thursday, defeated The Gambia foreign-based players 1-0 during a friendly game played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

Modou Manneh scored the only goal of the game for the Gambia CHAN team with a beautiful finish in the 57 minute of the second period.

“It was a good test game against the Gambia’s foreign-based players. I think we have achieved a lot from them during the game. It is good for our preparation against Guinea Bissau,” said Alagie Sarr, head coach of The Gambia CHAN Team.

“We were not looking at the goal but rather trying to build-up a team against the senior national team (foreign players) to look at our strengths and weaknesses. We also use the test game to also prepare the (CHAN) team technically and tactically for upcoming games, “he further said.

According to him, their aim and objective is to qualify the Gambia local-based team to its first-ever CHAN Afcon proper.

For his part, Musa Barrow, senior Scorpions attacker expressed delights to play against the CHAN Team to give them the real test match they want ahead of their qualifiers.

“It’s been awhile since we have played in the stadium. So I enjoyed the game and also played back at the stadium after a few months.”

According to him, the game will serve as an encouragement against the CHAN Team ahead of their game against Bissau Guinean.

Musa Barrow who received few fans for a phone after invading the pitch while playing said that it is a pleasure and good feeling to always have pictures with fans