Gambia national under-17 football team

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Gambia U-17
Nickname(s) Baby Scorpions
Association Gambia Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Mattar M'Boge
Home stadium Independence Stadium
Africa U-17 Cup of Nations
Appearances 4 (first in 2003)
Best result Champions, 2005, 2009
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 2005)
Best result Group Stage, 2005, 2009

The Gambia national under-17 football team is the U-17 football team of the Gambia and is controlled by the Gambia Football Federation.


The team won the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in 2005 & 2009. The 2005 team caused one of the biggest upsets in FIFA U-17 World Cup history after defeating Brazil 3-1.[1]

Competitive record[edit]


  1. ^ Vickery, Tim. "Gambia surprise favourites Brazil". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 September 2005.