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WAFU A Women’s Championship: ‘We are not taking any Game Lightly,’ Says Coach Mariama Sowe

The first round of matches in the 2023 WAFU A Women’s Championship was marred by resounding victories for the victorious teams, with The Gambia being one of them.

The Gambia defeated Sierra Leone 4-1 on Saturday in Group B of the tournament, with Catherine Jatta scoring all four goals.

Jatta put her team ahead after just two minutes of play, and she added a brace in the 20th minute to give her team a two-goal lead at halftime.

Just four minutes before the hour mark, Jatta’s hat trick gave the female Scorpions a third goal to extend their lead after the first-half break.

However, the Leone Stars rallied to cut the deficit, and Matilda Kabba’s goal in the 62nd minute gave them a breakthrough.

Ten minutes later, Jatta scored the fourth goal of the game to seal the rout and regain their three-goal advantage. 

With a double brace, Catherine Jatta won the Woman-of-the-Match award and is currently leading the scoring list.

Although “it wasn’t a very tough game,” according to Mariama Sowe, the head coach of the Gambia, it was a good start for her team, and they are not taking any game lightly as they get ready to play Senegal in their next match.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Senegal are the defending champions. We are coming all out to get the three points; if we can’t get the three points, we have a different game plan, but we are coming all out. We are not taking any game lightly because this is women’s football; expect the unexpected; we are coming all out to secure our three points.”[/perfectpullquote]

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