By Sulayman Bah Gambia Scorpions will today take on Armed Forces of the GFF league inGambia a mini-test match ahead of the tiny West African nation’s game against Mauritania. Gambia faces Mauritania March 27th –the country’s first international match after one year.The Scorpions have been out of competition after failing to book a place in the U-23 and African Cup of Nations preliminary qualifiers due to suspension for age-cheating. The ban has long been rescinded. However in an effort to revive the country’s image worsen by the lack of test matches consequently leading to a disappointing massive drop in Fifa rankings, a friendly has been lined up against the Mourabitounes of Mauritania. The test game will aim not only to resurrect Gambia football but prepare the scorpions for the oncoming CHAN qualifiers. A list of twenty-eight players mainly local-based ones have been drafted by gaffer Bonu Johnson and Matarr Mboge, his assistant. The team will be today engaged in a mini-test game against Armed Forces at 7pm according to a GFF spokesperson. ‘The Armed Forces match is for the team to get used to playing in the evening before the Mauritania match,’ the official states. Meanwhile, the unveiling of the recently hired coaches billed for yesterday has been put off till further notice.]]>

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