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D5M PAT ON THE BACK FOR YOUNG SCORPIONS

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President Adama Barrow yesterday gave D5M to the Gambia U-20 national team at a ceremony held at State house. The money is governments’ appreciation of the strong performance and quality representation of the country by the team in the recently concluded Afcon U-20 tourney in Eqypt.

The team finished as vice champions losing to Senegal in the final after a brilliant group matches and gruelling tie-breakers. In the process too, they qualified to the Fifa World Under-20 World Cup, now scheduled to take place in Argentina n

The Gambia Football Federation Secretary General Lamin Jassey confirmed receiving the money which he said was being distributed to the players and officials since yesterday.

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“The GFF is very much appreciative of the incentive provided by the president and government,” Mr Jassey said.

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