Gambia And Bissau Set To Renew Rivalry

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By Alieu Ceesay

The Gambia will renew its football rivalry with Guinea Bissau when the Female Scorpions of The Gambia take on their Bissau equivalents next Saturday at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The warm up, but an important match is facilitated by the GFF to better prepare the girls for the U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier away to Sierra Leone in October. The crucial friendly match will mark a much-anticipated return to international football for the female Scorpions since the 2012 U-17 World Cup in Azerbaijan.

As part of logistical arrangements for the weekend game, the GFF said that entry into the Independence Stadium would be free and thus there will be no purchase of tickets as far as the game is concerned.

The Gambian team is coached by Mariama Bom Sowe and the team has gone to camp since on Monday.

“The Gambia Football Federation urges the general public to come out in numbers to support the Female national team and further solicits the usual cooperation of all stakeholders in this drive,” the GFF said in a statement.

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