The Gambia has been handed a tough draw in the battle to qualify for the women’s nations cup in Ghana next year. The Scorpion Girls must take on Burkina Faso, a fast developing footballing nation in two legs in February.

If that assignment proves a hard nut to crack, think of Nigeria who are standing in the path of the winner of Gambia, Burkina tie.
Nigeria , Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and South Africa have been spared the battle of the first round and will only join the race at the second round to square off in that final gallop against outright winners of the Round One ties.

The Gambia Football Federation GFF declared yesterday that its team has been keenly waiting for the start of the qualifiers with regular local training, which culminated in an international friendly at home to Guinea Bissau last month.


Meanwhile the Female U-17 National Team is also winding up technical preparations ahead of their away leg to Sierra Leone for the Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup preliminary qualifier on the 14th October. Steve Biko Coach Abdoulie Bojang is heading that team as coach assisted by Haddy Sanneh of Red Scorpions FC.