GAMBIA GOES INTO CAN 2015 DRAW SUNDAY (As Coach Bonu Johnson gets new contract )


The draw will reveal which country or group The Gambia will play in this battle for just seven places in the second round of the qualifiers where the race for the qualification proper starts for the 15 places available in the finals with Morocco as host completing the list of 16 nations for the tournament.

In preparations for the preliminaries, the GFF has since formed a team of home-based players which has been training and staging test matches.  The sports council yesterday formally handed Coach Peter Bonu Johnson a one year contract to manage the team, Johnson’s contract started from March 1, and he has since been at work with the home-based players.

The Gambia has never qualified for this epic international championship on the continent and with the youth programme now hit by crisis, all attention would now focus on the CAN 2015 programme.  A member of the public yesterday made a joke on how The Gambia should prepare for this sole international competition. He said: “All Gambians must take a closer look at the preparation of this squad before the GFF goes to register a half Senegalese Gambian.”



By Lamin Cham