Sunday, January 19, 2020

WAFU: Gambia Battling Ghana Tomorrow


By Sulayman Bah

Gambia will battle with Ghana tomorrow in an opening fixture of the West African Football Union Nations Cup.

The tie, to be staged in Senegal, will be a grudge match for the Scorpions who lost to the Black Stars in the previous edition.

The Scorpions have been camping at the Yundum-based Football Hotel under the tutelage of gaffer Omar Sise before leaving for Senegal on Saturday.

The two teams have a chequered past when Ghana hosted the events in 2017 with Gambia threatening to boycott future tournaments amid claims the hosts were controversially gifted a dubious penalty leading to the Scorpions’ exit.

Memories of that infamous incident will float to the surface especially when the same coach Omar Sise is in charge but with a renewed sense of vigour to prove Ghana’s previous triumph was but a fluke.

Senegal, Morocco, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Cape Verde, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Liberia. Niger, Togo and Guinea Conakry are the other teams in the tourney.

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