The Gambia national Female U17 team will arrive in Banjul on Tuesday afternoon after beating Sierra Leone in a FIFA U-17 World Cup qualifier.
Led by head Coach Abdoulie Bojang, the team is schedule to land at the Banjul International airport in Yundum at 15:00hrs GMT where they are expected to be received by the Gambia Football Federation’s Executives.
The National Female Under-17 scorpions scored three first half goals to move a step closer into the second round preliminary qualifiers.
Catherine Jatta, Aminata Camara and Ola Buharo were the architects as Gambia sealed a hard earn and deserved vital away win in Bo City on Saturday.
The team is expected to resume training on Thursday evening at the Independence stadium before going into camp on a Monday ahead of the second leg qualifier scheduled on 28 October.
The last time both Sierra Leone and Gambia met in a Female Under-17 World Cup qualifier, it ended in a 6 – 1 resounding aggregate win; 3 – 1 in Freetown and 3 – 0 in Banjul for the Darling Female Scorpions in 2012.
Since then, the Gambia did not enter the qualifiers for the last two editions held in Costa Rica 2014 and Jordan 2016, respectively.
The qualifier is in three folds and in a round robin base for a place into the World Youth championship showpiece, to be held in Uruguay, 2018.
The winner from the double header will face Ghana – who had a bye into the second round preliminary – in December.
The third and decisive round qualifier is in February 2018 and the winner between Gambia/Sierra Leone vs. Ghana will play the winner between Tunisia and Djibouti or Libya.
By John Mendy