Glasgow Girls Football Club arrived in The Gambia yesterday for weeklong activities where they will engage in friendly matches with the women national team, Red Scorpions, Interior amongst others.
Speaking in an interview with reporters shortly after their arrival at the Banjul International Airport, Martin Myers of Adventure Kids, who is instrumental in bringing the team to the country, disclosed he had been engaged in talks with the Scottish Girls for the nine months.
Myers, a FIFA player agent, added that he has been involved in a lot of projects in The Gambia for the last five years. He expressed delight that the Glasgow Girls are committed to developing the women’s game in the country. He also extolled Gambians for the kind of welcome shown by the country at the airport especially the Gilkock Football Academy and Adventure Kicks in Brufut.
Jim Strathdee, chairman of Glasgow Girls expressed delight in coming to The Gambia, adding that they are here to play international friendlies and as well scout possible talents that could feature in their team as they prepare for life in the Scottish top flight for next season.
Lauren Coleman Glasgow Girls team captain described The Gambia visit as amazing, further calling the smiling coast as a very loving country. According to her, they came to the country to also gain more experience in this part of the globe as well as getting exposed to new things.
Sang Mendy of Gilkock Football Academy, one of the pioneers together with The Gambia Football Federation in bringing the team to The Gambia, said he was happy the Girls have finally arrived. He thanked the GFF, Glasgow Girls, Gilkock Football Academy and Adventure Kicks for the support.
He said that women football is seeing another face in the country, noting that having a team coming from the Western part of the world to the country where they will stay for a week is in itself magnificent.