…Coach Sang Ndong forecast better times
In his reaction to his team’s 1-0 defeat in Benin on Sunday Scorpions Coach Sang Ndong said the signs are good that the rebuilding process of the Gambia national team is on a positive trend. ”The signs are very good and we are almost getting there,”he said in Cotonou soon after the match.
The coach added that his boys gave all their best in the match but luck was again not on their side.
Reacting on the impact of the training camp in Ghana to the Sunday match, Sang said the ‘bonding process was good. The chemistry works very well and the age does not matter because its mixed’.
He credited goalkeeper Modou Jobe for been the stand out player. ‘I think Modou has been regular since we started. With his experience, he is been utilising himself very well. But this is also one of his best periods in his career and I must say I wish he plays for bigger clubs.”Sang said.
Team captain Omar Colley said playing away is never easy. ‘We played really well and we were even better than Benin. I think Modou Job the keeper was the hero. Overall, we did well but its still not enough and we will continue to get better and do our best for the country’.
Meanwhile, the players have started departing Cotonou to their various destinations. Mustapaha Carayol, Pa Modou Jagne, Alasana Manneh, Dawda Ngum and Simon Ricther all flew out on Sunday night while a few others were expected to depart on Monday morning. The final batch of the team will arrive back home later today.