FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, has lavished The Gambia with praise for clinching a maiden Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification.
In the letter, the Fifa head said The Gambia’s achievement was remarkable.
“Please allow me to congratulate you and your senior national team for the historical first qualification to the finals of the CAF African Cup of Nations. This achievement is the result of the determination and hard work of everyone involved whom I congratulate wholeheartedly, and you can certainly all be proud,” Infantino said.
“I wish you good health and I look forward to keep on working together for the future of football in The Gambia, in Africa and around the world, and to seeing you again very soon.”
Infantino also reassured Bajo of FIFA’s support to Gambian football and at all times.
“Thank you for your support and appreciation, as we move forward with our mission to shape a better football to make it truly global. You can be ensured that FIFA stands fully behind each and every one of its 211 Member Associations in such a particular period. Over the last months, the football world has shown incredible solidarity and conveyed a strong and unequivocal message of unity to the world,” he said.
Infantino sent the congratulations through The Gambia Football Federation president, Lamin Kaba Bajo, today, Monday.
The Scorpions sealed their AFCON place after beating Angola last month.
The Gambia finished on top of a qualifying group comprising the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon.