13 September 2017

Gambia's Coach Calls for Government Support Despite Wafu Exit

Scorpions head coach Omar Sise has implored government to throw more support to the team after its early exit in the 2017 West African Football Union tournament.

Speaking to Sports Journalists' Association of the Gambia in Takoradi, Ghana, Sise said the Government of The Gambia barely looks into the welfare of the country's football national teams.

"National team responsibility is rested on the Gambia Government and not the Gambia Football Federation only. It's a collaboration of both sectors but the Gambia government is doing very little."

Coach Omar Sise said further that what he expects is to support the team.

"Things are not easy for the players and so we need as much support as possible to be able to keep them together in order to get our hands on our targets in the coming competitions the team will engage in, especially the coming Olympics," he expressed concern.

The Scorpions of the Gambia was sent packing by Ghana's Black Stars B team to what was highly described a 'controversial referee's decision' in the 95th minute.

The Burkinabe referee Boukari reckoned Thomas Abbey's shot to have hit the arm of Matarr Ceesay, which Vincent Atinga duly converted to win the game for Black Stars.

Gambia

President Barrow's Maiden Speech At the UN General Assembly

The recent political crisis that took place in my country created a new democratic beginning and the experience thought… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 The Point. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.