By Arfang M.S. Camara
The Gambia local-based team, CHAN defeated Guinea Bissau CHAN Team 1-0 during their 1st leg of the CHAN Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for Algeria 2023, played at the Stade de Marrakech in Morocco on Saturday
Elite United’s striker Alieu Barry scored the only goal of the match for Scorpions to help The Gambia local based team to collect the maximum points against their opponents Bissau.
“We don’t say that we are better than Guinea Bissau, because they played very well during the second period. But we are going to come up with a different strategy in the second game. We’re not going to expose the team rather to base it on counter-attack and Insha’Allah we will come victorious on Tuesday, tomorrow,” said The Gambia CHAN Team Coach Alagie Sarr.
He added that they played very well against the Bissau Guineans, especially the first period, on Saturday adding that because of the weather in Morocco, his players couldn’t have the strength to move on.
“We didn’t train properly during our preparations in Banjul. We couldn’t make it very well because of the ongoing GFF leagues. So I think that was the thing which disturbed the team in the second half.”
According to him, they resumed training yesterday, on Sunday in the evening, adding that they will also hold a tactical meeting with players after already knowing how tactically their opponents are.
He went on to thank his technical team, Senior Scorpions Head Coach Tom Saintfiet and the GFF president Lamin Kaba Bajo for their motivation to the team.
The two teams will square off in the deciding leg tomorrow, on Tuesday 26th July 2022 at Stade de Marrakech at 3pm.