The Gambia national U-20 team is in Cotonou Benin where on Sunday, they will seek to eliminate Benin from their path to the next stage of the 2019 African Youth Championship qualifiers.
The Young Scorpions have a slender but inspiring 2-1 lead going into Sunday’s second leg.
The task before coach Mattar Mboge is to win or force a 0-0 or score draw to progress and he has enough materials to achieve that. The giant killing spirit and form of Adama Jammeh who has specialized himself in breaking up the opponents fortress would be certainly at his disposal and once he open scores, Adama goes on to inspire seconders. Ebrima Colley who seconded him in Banjul will courageously take their challenge again.
If they are lucky on the night, as their confidence is unlimited, the Young Scorpions could eliminate Benin and come as heroes again. They are the team of the moment and from their looks they still have a lot to offer, a veteran coach who watched them in the first leg forecast.
However Benin, who regrouped in the second half in Banjul to put up a good fight but could not do any damage, could grow in ambition and confidence in front of a home crowd especially as they need only a lone goal without reply. It is dicey. An away goal is a valuable asset in tie-breakers, our analysts warned. The match kicks off at 16 hrs.