Tuesday, July 23, 2019



By Sulayman Bah Raoul Savoy and his Scorpions outfit would be hoping to put on aSCORPIONS OUT TO STING CAMEROON show against Cameroon in what will be their first home fixture in the on-going Afcon qualifiers. The Gambian team arrived Wednesday morning contrary to reports they would jet in on Friday. The team conducted an open training session at the Independence Stadium yesterday. Savoy in his roster opted for experience over exuberance recalling a bulk of veteran players with only two players namely Bubacarr Trawally and AbdoulieJallow the fresh inclusions. US-based Futty Danso and Sainey Nyassi who now are second division players are one of the surprise inclusions. Nyassi of Edmonton last played for the squad in 2010 against Burkina Faso whilst a New England Revolution player. Futty who’d made no secret of his intentions to retire from internationals got a surprise call-up. He’d been a regular in Gambia’s defence since debuting against the Burkinabes and was only snubbed in the tie against South Africa. Kebba Ceesay of Lech Poznan is expected to bolster the squad too. An Unsettled Mustapha Carayol is excluded due to uncertainty surrounding his future at club side Middlesbrough FC. IbouSawaneh is touted to lead Gambia’s line after Ousman Jallow decided against coming citing fitness issues. Gambia is ranked 143rd in September’s Fifa ranking, dropping by one place. Goalkeeper: ModouJobe, Sam M. Jammeh, AlagieNyabally. Defence: AbdouJammeh, BubacarrSanneh, KebbaCeesay, Omar Colley, FuttyDanso, Pa ModouJagne, Abdoulie Ken. Mansally and Ousman Koli. Midfield: Sanna Nyassi, Sulayman Marreh, DawdaNgum, EbrimaSohna, Matarr Nyan, Modou Barrow, Abdoulie Jallow and Hamza Barry. Strike force: Assan ceesay, Bubacarr Trawally, Pa Amat Dibba, Omar Jagne and Ibou Sawaneh]]>

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