Friday, September 30

Gambia U-20 Team goes to camp ahead of WAFU Championship

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By Arfang M.S Camara

The Gambia national Under-20 team went to camp on Monday ahead of the beginning of their WAFU championship title defense in Mauritania

Abdoulie Bojang’s charges are currently camped at the home of Gambian football, the National Technical Training Center in Yundum.

The tournament, which will also serve as the qualifiers for the TotalEnergies African U-20 Cup of Nations, will be held from Sunday 28th August – Sunday 11th September, 2022 in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Goalkeepers are:

Pa Ebou Dampha           Waa Banjul FC

Ebrima Jaiteh                  Falcons FC

Youkassee Sanyang       Elite United

The defenders are:

Moses Jarju                      Fortune FC

Alagie Saine                     Falcons FC

Dembo Saidykhan         Steve Biko FC

Ba Lamin Sowe               Waa Banjul

Bakary Jawara                 Fortune FC

Sainey Sanyang               Hawks FC

Fakebba Jammeh            Falcons FC

Midfielders are:

Muhammed Bajo             Tallinding United

Muhammed Jobe             Elite United

Bailo Bah                            Hawks FC

Harona Rashid Njie         Gunjur United

Muhammed Sawaneh     Tengueth FC

Modou Salieu Jallow        Waa Banjul

Alieu Gibba                         Real de Banjul

Forwards are:

Adama Bojang                    Steve Biko

Bernard Sylva                     Tengueth FC

Ismaila Manneh                 Steve Biko

Salifu Colley                        Real de Banjul

Mansour Mbye                   Banjul United

Abdoulie Baldeh                Real de Banjul

Dawda Darboe                    Gunjur United

Babourcarr Faal                 CD Paracuell OS

As part of preparations for the forthcoming West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone A tournament, the National U-20 team yesterday (on Wednesday) secured a 2-1 win over a selection of local players in a match played at the Late Ousman Saho football field in Old Yundum.

Haruna Rashid Njie scored the opener for the national side before it was levelled through a converted penalty kick from Cherno Jobe on the brink of half time.

Young Scorpion’s Alieu Gibba came off the bench to score the winning goal through a superb lay-off from Mansour Mbye.

Meanwhile, the team underwent the mandatory Covid19 and medical test yesterday and will wrap up their preparation with a local friendly against the National U-23 side today, on Thursday morning at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The team is expected to depart Banjul tomorrow on Friday for Mauritania.

The Gambia is in Group B alongside Cape Verde, Liberia, Senegal and Guinea.

The young scorpions will open the defense of the title they won in Senegal two years ago against Cape Verde on 30th August, at the Stade Sheikha Boidya at 15:00hrs.