Saturday, January 25, 2020

Scorpions Raring to Go Ahead of Angola Tie


By Sulayman Bah

Gambia is targeting to unleash venom on Angola when they battle the Southern African nation.

The tie is a World Cup Preliminary qualifier with both looking to seal a place to the next phase of things.

The first-leg kick-starts this Friday with the Bakau Independence Stadium the venue in a first meeting in the qualifiers after they squared twice the last ten years in exhibition games ending a draw.

Gambia is camping in full house with all invited players in camp ahead of tomorrow’s schedule.

Belgian gaffer Tom Saintfiet has maintained a good number of  what was an experimental Scorpions team that beat both Guinea Conakry and Morocco in recent friendlies.

Of a new inclusion would be Yusupha Njie, a striker for Portuguese Primera Liga outfit Boavista, making his debut under the Belgian for the first time.

The 25-year-old, on form at club level, was previously summoned but injury delayed his inclusion into the national team.

He would be competing for a spot in the starting line up with forwards Lamin Jallow of Salernitana, Nuha Marong of Racing Santander, Mjallby’s Babucarr Jobe, Atalanta’s Musa Barrow and Assan Ceesay of FC Zurich in a sure star-studded formation.

The likes of Sheriff Sinyan, Nuha Marong, Yusupha Njie and Sulayman Bojang would be playing for the time in the squad before home supporters.

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