1 August 2012

Gambia: 'Gambia for Gold' to Boost Female U-17 Team

Gambia for Gold has decided to boost the female U-17 team by promoting the 'Road to Azerbaijan', through a football match expected to be between prominent stakeholders and a combination of female artists and media practitioners.

This was disclosed by the chairman of Gambia for Gold, Tombong Saidy, when he led a delegation that Monday paid a courtesy call on the president of the GFA Normalisation Committee, Alhaji OB Conateh, at the Gambia Football House in Kanifing.

He said: "Gambia for Gold is trying to do its quota in the 'Road to Azerbaijan' by raising a substantial amount for them." He told the GFA Normalisation Committee president that they aim to raise D1 million, which he said can make a little difference in the female U-17 team's trip to Azerbaijan. He added that the team is in one of the toughest groups in the tournament, and they are at the peak of one of the most important games in female football, while wishing them good luck.

Receiving the delegation, Alhajie OB Conateh praised the initiative and commended Gambia for Gold, the female artists, and the female presenters for being part of such a good initiative. He also reiterated the need for all and sundry to work together to push the female team forward.

Also present at the meeting was the vice president and spokesperson of the GFA Normalisation Committee, Alhaji Omar Sey, who noted that the initiative came at the right time, when the U17 female team could embrace all the aid they can get. The secretary general of the National Female Artists Association (NaFAA), Kalilu Banjan, also spoke at the meeting.

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