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By Lamin Cham

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While most people are gripped with the excitement surrounding Saturday’s big boys clash between Algeria and The Gambia in the CAN qualifiers, another very important assignment for Gambian players comes on Sunday in Dakar, and take it from me this is not child’s play.
The Under-17 side coached by Lie Bojang will be seeking a place in the 2019 African Under-17 championship from September 9 . Seven other teams are in the hunt for the two available places in the 2019 Championship to be held in Tanzania. They are host Senegal, Mali, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde.
In order to qualify to Tanzania, The Gambia must finish as champions or runners up in this West African Football Union Wafu Zone A members in the tourney in Dakar. The Gambian team left yesterday and comprised 29 players and officials as follows:

1. Baboucarr Jaiteh
2. Malick Senghore
3. Pa Saikou Sarjo
4. Bakary Jawara
5. Ansu Saidy
6. Modou Basiru Mutairu
7. Ebrima Jaiteh
8. Bai Biram Njie
9. Sainey Sanyang
10. Ismail Baldeh
11. Famara Camara
12. Ousman Gomez
13. Matarr Gaye
14. Sheikh Omar Faye
15. Abdou Jarju
16. Kebba M. Sallah
17. Alagie Gibba
18. Salieu Goode
19. Sheriffo Manneh
20. Kebba Colley
1. William Abraham, head
of delegation
2. Sadibou Kamaso, team
3. Abdou Lie, head coach
4. Foday Bah, assistant
5. Adama Jatta,
G/K trainer
6. Ousman Manneh
7. Dawda Danso,
8. Omar K. Phatty,
kits manager
9. Alagie Nyassi,

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