GAMBIA U-19 TRAVELS TO ITALY TOURNAMENT
The Normalisation Committee of The Gambia Football Federation is pleased to finally announce that a selection of U-19 players has left for Italy to take part in the annual Umbria football tourney. A total of twenty players and five officials departed Banjul on Sunday 5th May, 2013 via Dakar ahead to Italy where they would join counterparts from seven other countries for the one week tournament.
It would be recalled that The Gambia were invited in the Umbria tournament in 2012 as part of the technical co operation between Italy and the Gambia Football Federation through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The Gambia will open its account against San Marino on Tuesday 7th May in Group A before taking on Slovenia the following day Wednesday 8th May and wrapping up to Umbria on Thursday evening which shall confirm their sailing through to the next round of the tournament.
The team and officials are expected to return to Banjul next week.
LIST OF OFFICIALS
1. Sulayman Joof Head of Delegation
2. Peter PB Johnson Head Coach
3. Kalifa Manneh Team Medics
4. Sanna Bojang Kits Manager
5. Luciano Mancini Technical Assistant
LIST OF PLAYERS
1. Bubacarr Sanyang GK Armed Forces
2. Musa Touray GK Steve Biko
3. Bernard Demba GK Samger
4. Antou Badjan D GPA
5. Adama Sabally D Real De Banjul
6. Mass Manga D Hawks
7. Bakary Njie D Wallidan
8. Alieu Jaata D Brikama United
9. Sulayman Marreh M Samger
10. Modou Jallow-Figo M Real De Banjul
11. Yusupha Bobb M Hawks
12. Ebou Kanteh M Brikama United
13. Dawda Sisoho S/M GPA
14. Ousman Manneh S Steve Biko
15. Bully Drammeh M/D Brikama United
16. Momodou Badjie M Hawks
17. Malick Dambel S Wallidan
18. Musa Bangura S/M Hawks
19. Lamin Jallow M Real De Banjul
20. Yusupha Jones M Hawks
The Normalisation Committee therefore urges the general public to pray and wish for the success of the Gambian lads in the Italy tournament.