Gambia prepares for handball tourney in Nouakchott

BY: Alieu Ceesay 

The Gambia is preparing to participate in a 8-nation handball tournament in Nouakchott, Mauritania, next month.

The tournament will be staged from the 23rd to 30th March, 2018.

48 players have been invited for pre-selection training sessions at the Independence Stadium.

28 players will make the final cut for the tournament meant for U18 and U20 players.

In an interview with Haruna Cham, Secretary General of The Gambia Handball Association said, his executive is working very hard to ensure that the country is well represented.

"The winner from this competition will earn an automatic qualification to the Junior World Championship in 2019."

Cham used the interview to called on companies and the sports ministry to support the team in the preparation.

"The team started trainings Tuesday evening and players have been invited from all the handball teams," he said.