The Gambia Football Association (GFA) Monday held a joint press conference with its Mauritanian counterpart at the Bamboo Hotel in Kololi ahead of the two country's friendly international in Banjul tomorrow.
The press conference was meant to brief the public about the double header friendly between the Scorpions of The Gambia and the Maurabitones of Mauritania slated for Wednesday and Saturday with both games to be played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Speaking at the press conference, the head coach of Mauritania, Patrice Naveij, expressed his gratitude to the GFA for creating a conducive atmosphere for them. He said that the test game is very important for his team since it will create a room for him to know how competitive his players are.
Coach Patrice further stated that four members of his squad are from the Mauritanian U-19 team, and have never appeared in the senior squad before.
For his part, the senior coach of the Scorpions, Lucio Manchini, said the game is very important for The Gambia because the team have many local players he will like to test. He disclosed that he will invite three or four foreign-based players in the likes of Dawda Bah and Tijan Jaiteh who are currently in town.