Gambia’s U-20 Coach: ‘We are not bothered with big names’ 


By: Ebrima KB Sonko 

Gambia’s U-20 coach, Abdoulie Bojang, argued that the Young Scorpions are fearless of big names amid their upcoming round of 16 clashes in the FIFA U-20 World Cup against twice runners-up Uruguay.

The Gambia U-20 team will face Uruguay in round 16 of the FIFA U-20 World Cup after finishing on top of Group F with 7 points. The Young Scorpions sailed through to the round of 16 of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina, and they will lock horns with Uruguay on Thursday.

In a post-match interview following The Gambia’s barren draw against South Korea, coach Abdoulie Bojang told journalists that he would postmortem Uruguay’s ability as a team and his boys are not moved by the big names.

“We don’t look at names, but what is crucial for us is we believe in what we can do, and as I always tell the boys. We have been together for quite a long time; most of us have played over 10 International games.

So when it comes to experience and exposure, we have it in the team, and the team is growing from strength to strength coming from the WAFU to the AFCON. The team is improving, and if we are at our best, we can beat any team.” Bojang said.

Abdoulie Bojang said he would work with his technicians to devise an excellent tactical plan to be better and more efficient than their opponents.

“We will take it game by game, we will do the video analysis again and know where their strengths and weaknesses are, and we will work on how to capitalize on their weakness. The most important thing is our tactics and trying to be better than our opponents during the 90 minutes. It is vital.” Abdoulie Bojang said.

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