Gambian supporters off to Mauritania

Friday, July 11, 2008
At least twenty-five Gambian supporters left Banjul yesterday for Nouachott, Mauritania, to cheer up the Gambia under 20 team in the second leg of the qualifiers for 2009 Rwanda under 20 championship finals.

The Gambia will face Mauritania on Saturday, July 12, for the  return leg of the qualifying round of Rwanda finals.

Bai Cham, president of the National Scorpions Fans Club, told Observer Sports that their trip was made possible thanks to the efforts of the Gambia Football Association who provided a coaster to convey the supporters to cheer up the team in the West African country.

Defender Pa Modou Njie’s last-gasp goal aid Gambia beat Mauritania 1-0 in the Banjul first-leg tie two weeks back, and the 2007 African bronze medalists only need to avoid a defeat on Saturday in order to progress to the next stage of the qualifiers where they will meet either Ghana or Libya.

Author: by Nanama Keita