Young Scorpions host Senegal in Saturday test

By IAfrica
In Gambia
Apr 9th, 2014

Buoyed by Sunday’s important 1-0 away victory over Liberia, the Young Scorpions of The Gambia will host Senegal in an international friendly at the Independence Stadium this weekend, ahead of the deciding game with the Satellites.

According to a media release by the Marketing and Publicity Department of the Gambia Football Federation, media officer Bakary Burama Baldeh disclosed that the game will be played on Saturday 12th.

According to the release, the game is sequel to the Federation’s earlier discussions with officials of the Senegalese Football Federation headed by its president, Augustine Senghore, who visited The Gambia last month. During the visit the two Federations engaged on sharing technical co-operations amongst others. 

The game is geared towards the technical preparation of the Gambia U-20 team ahead of the second and deciding leg of the African Youth Championship preliminary qualifier against Liberia on the 26th of April, 2014.

The Local Organising Committee for the friendly international has also revealed that the VIP section will charge tickets at D100 while the Covered Pavilion will charge D50. The Uncovered Pavilion is set at D25.

Meanwhile, the GFF says it is pleased to thank the general public for their show of support and solidarity to the Young Scorpions while in Monrovia. “This by extension also goes to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for all the logistical arrangements provided to the team.”

The GFF further wished to extend their profound gratitude to the Gambian Military Mission and Community in Liberia for all their generosity, guidance and support accorded to the Young Scorpions and delegation.

The Gambian team is expected back home at the time of going to press yesterday.

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