Ali Njie is a volleyball player at Al Shamal Sports Club and has been living in Qatar for over two years.
Speaking to Gulf Times, he said: “I am looking forward to attend Senegal's matches as well as Qatar's games. I am from the Gambia, and am also a fervent supporter of Senegal - we come from the same culture and speak the same language. I know that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to watch as many matches as I can.
"Qatar is fully ready for this World Cup, as it has made all the preparations. Everything looks nice and beautiful, and everybody is happy here. I went to the Corniche with Senegalese, Qataris and many other fans and took part in the festivities, I enjoyed the view and the scenery. We are getting ready with flags, music and dancing for this sports festival."
"We are representing sport, we have to go out and support the teams and hope for the best outcome of the game. As a sportsman, I recommend fans from all over the world that any country you go to, will have its rules, customs and regulations, and the best thing to do is to follow and respect the Qatari customs, habits and regulations. I also see that Qatar has built all the facilities and more, they have everything now. So let the fans come, support peacefully, do everything nice and enjoy this wonderful event," Ali concluded.