12 February 2013

Gambia: Alagie Sarr Eyes CL Group Stage

An ambitious gaffer Alagie Sarr has unequivocally spoken of desire to reach the group stages of the Confederation of African Football club tourney.

Brimming in an air confidence, the journeyman coach has his sight firmly fixed on parachuting the Gambian defending league champions to heights the all whites failed to reach over the past decade.

However, to attain the mapped out strong instinct of reaching the group stages, the former Gambia foreign-based player will have to knock off the cash-stabled North African club.

And, to qualify, a formidable ever determined goal-conscious team will need be erected and quizzed whether, he has the 'calibre' of players in ready-made stock, the ex-Sea View manager responded with positive zeal.

"I think we have the caliber of players [to qualify for the group stages]. They [the executive] have given me hundred percent support and we can do it. This time we want to go to group stages we don't want to go just [at the preliminary] and stop there" Sarr who was assistant coach to sacked Gambia U-20 manager said.

Injury free

Ahead of the clash in the Moroccan capital, Alagie Sarr will boost of a fully geared squad that is free of any injury.

"I spoke to the doctors and they said no injuries and Karl [Manneh GFA medical personnel] will inspect them [the players] in the evening" he added.

"We don't want to concede a goal and the plan is 60 percent defend and forty percent attack. Preparation is ok and the team morale is high" he remarked.

Sarr's player rank has been beefed up following a shopping spree during the transfer window.

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