CHAN Gambia Coach Alagie Sarr yesterday told journalists that he may have no idea about Mali, his opponents on Saturday, but he will respect them because they are good in this kind of competition. ‘In any case we are going all out to win’.
Sarr was speaking at a press briefing on Saturday’s CHAN qualify against Mali.
The Chairman of the Events Management Committee (EMC) Willy Abraham, informed the press that his newly created sub committee is mandated to organize match finals and international home matches for the Gambia Football Federation. ”This is a Committee put in place by the GFF and ahead of this match on Saturday, we are working every day round the clock to put up relevant logistics. We want to make things better and organised professionally’.
Mr Abraham also informed the press that a lot of plans are in the offing to better the organisation of international home matches. ‘ We will do our best to bring in changes in the areas of security, sitting arrangements at the VIP, entrance in and out of Stadium and we are putting up massive publicity campaign to fill the stadium on the match day’.
Vice Chairman General Lang Tombong Tamba said it is always good to improve on ones existing status. ‘We have to collaborate and complement each other’s efforts. We want to improve on so many areas and that needs the collective support of the general public’. He assured the general public of changing things in the interest of football. General Tamba was the former 1st Vice President of the GFA.
The Committee disclosed that as part of their Marketing strategies, Africell Company had purchased 1500 tickets to be distributed to school kids. ‘We will continue to increase our campaign to reach to other institutions and companies for help and assistance’, Willy said.
The CHAN Scorpions are scheduled for a local practice match with the Scorpions at the Independence Stadium in Bakau at 4pm.
Meanwhile the Mali team was expected to arrive in The Gambia yesterday evening.