The Gambia Female Under 20 National Football Team

By Sally Jeng

The Gambia’s Under-20 female team is preparing ahead of a major clash against Burkina Faso in the Fifa U20 world cup qualifier on September 24.

As part of preparations, the team played a series of test matches with the senior national team (queen scorpions) and  lost by 2 nil in the first test game.

Coach Foday Bah said the team looks formidable and he hopes for a win against the Burkinabe side.

“Playing with the senior team is helping me to understand our strength and weaknesses, we lost the first test game by 2 nil and draw 3-3 in the second with another 1-1 tie, which is not bad. The good thing is we are scoring. what we need to work on now is our defense because we are conceding  as well” he said

The team will be heading to camp on Tuesday before they travel to Ouagadougou.________

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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