Saturday, January 5, 2008

10 things u did not know about Gambian football

[1] The first Gambian to play international football is call beriberi [nickname]

And he played alongside soccer ace Diego maradona in Seville, Spain, in the 80s

[2] Gambia beat Portugal 2-1 in Canada to earn his first ever glory over European giant

[3] Also the Gambia enjoys all year round peace, which creates the enabling environment for the up and coming talents of the future

[4] The golden beaches of the Gambia are the best places for spotting and showcasing young talents

[5] Do u know that the Gambia hosted and retained the caf and fifa under 17 African cup in 2005

[6] Many youths in my country see the game a stepping-stone to very healthy and enjoyable career and it makes them feel the urge to give it all they have got to be good and responsible men of their respective societies.

[7] Do u also know that Gambia became bronze medallist in Congo in 2006.

[8] The most enjoyable soccer time in the country is in the summer time, it begins mid- July and last for almost a month. This is a tournament brings out the best local talents. It is called the. However the government banned the tournament in 2004 due to the reason that it slowed down productivity on Agriculture because of low labour intensity on the farms.

This ban did last not longer than it takes to outlaw it again, because football is the number one sport and The Gambia is a signatory to this reality.

[9] The most talked about soccer stars nowadays are Ousman Jallow, Sana And Sainey Nyassi, Momodou Ceesay, Ebu Sohna and Pa modou Jagne.

[10] The Gambian soccer professionals playing away from home are;

[a] Ousman Jallow plays his football in Qatar

[b] Seyfo Solley plays for English first division side Preston North End.

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