By Omar Bah
The Gambia under 17’s hot shot Buba Jallow alias Melles is hopeful of the Gambia making it to the African 2011 cadet championship to be played in Rwanda after their tough one-all-draw against the Senegalese U-17 at the independence stadium on Sunday.
Though missed a penalty in the second half during the one all draw against Senegal on Sunday, Melles is optimistic of riding over Tunisia when they rub shoulders on Saturday which will be their final contenders in the qualifying campaign.
Melles the regular goal scorer for The Gambia’s U-17 team appealed for support from the Gambian fans, adding that “Insallah we will make it.” He described the test game against Senegal as good because it prepares them for their Tunisia trip.
“We were yearning for a win but get a draw,” the young star said. “This is football we have to take it with good faith. I know that Gambian fans always want to see us wining but they should also know we need it as well, you always want to make your nation proud as long as you wear the national color.”.