“We are calling on everyone in the country to support the team ahead of the tournament, Mattar said. “It has been quite a while without competitive football in the country which will make our preparation difficult but we have a two-week intensive training program and with the support of everyone, it will help us in our preparation.”
M'Boge is currently training with a list of 32 players at the National Technical Training Center in Yundum- the list is expected to be trimmed before they leave for Senegal.
Earlier slated from 6-15 November 2020, the tournament is now moved to 20-29 November 2020. The reason for this development is the engagement of senior national teams in the qualifiers of AFCON which will be held in the first week of the WAFU tournament with the host country (Senegal) using the same stadium for their qualifiers. However, M'Boge is pleased with the development.
“We will now have more time to prepare better as the first day in training was very successful. All the players showed why they have been selected. I'm grateful to all coaches these players have worked with because we have exceptional talent in the country. I'm urging everyone to support the team," he further said.