By Lamin Cham
Saturday’s Girls Under- 17 World Cup qualifier between the Gambia and Sierra Leone is already looking to be not just a hen party. Though both set of girls are inexperienced the coaches on both sides are passionate youth football enthusiasts and both have vowed to see their teams through.
Before leaving for Freetown Coach Aboulie Bojang said his players are ready for the challenge and their resolve to make history is big.
In Freetown, his counterpart Alhaji Foray, has said he cannot wait to line up a powerful and resilient side against the Gambia on Saturday. He told Awoko sports: “My role is to guide the players to qualify. This is the first time this set of girls will be playing under the national colours. They are passionate about playing for their country by giving out their best to ensure they knockout the Gambians”.
Meanwhile questions still lingers whither the match will be played in Bo after reports emerged that Sierra Leone sport’s minister has ordered the closure of the Bo stadium in a move likely connected with the current infighting between the Ministry and the football federation in Freetown.
The Gambia reached the Under-17 World cup in 2012 and is hoping to repeat that feat.