EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: -President Adama Barrow has today presented a sum of two million Dalasis to the Gambia U20 team, State House has announced.
Barrow received The Gambia U20 team after being crowned as champions of the WAFU Trophy Zone A in November last following their victory against Senegal in the final.
The team alongside GFF officials and the technicians were accompanied to the Presidency by the Hon. Minister of Youths and Sports, Bakary Badjie.
President Barrow hailed the team for emerging victorious while urging them to remain committed, united, and focused on raising the flag of The Gambia high. He equally applauded GFF, particularly the coach and his technical team for delivering such victory for the country.
Describing football as a profitable profession, the President encouraged the boys to keep up the stamina, saying it can make a huge difference in not only their lives but The Gambia stands to benefit too.
As the team prepares for the AFCON finals in Nouakchott, Mauritania, the President urged them to maintain the discipline and continue to play as a team to succeed.
He assured the delegation that his government puts a high premium on sports, and will continue to support its advancement in the country.