Thursday, July 18, 2019

Gambia Facing Ghana in Wafu Cup opener


By Sulayman Bah

Gambia’s will this Saturday square Ghana in an opening Wafu Cup game in Accra.

Tomorrow’s  game will be an occasion of renewed rivalry after the sides met in the 2008 edition prompting an early exit for the Scorpions under the then tutelage of gaffer Alagie Sarr.

Gambia’s coach Omar Sise spoke tough ahead of the tie.

It’s been catalogue of dismal runs for Gambia at international level leaving fans consequently desolate but an optimistic Sise believes his charges can rise up to the billing in Ghana where the country’s previous national teams have failed.

But first he must begin with shoving aside a well-prepared but robust Ghana.

‘Our objective in the first place is to put up a team ready to challenge the hosts Ghana. That is what I based my selection on.

‘Our next objective is to go very far in the tournament and be able to win the trophy. It’s difficult but I am with the belief that the boys can deliver to expectations and make the country proud,’ said Sise, whose charges haven’t had a serious international test aside from the exhibition games with local teams from around the country.

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