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Debutants Gambia Announce Final AFCON Squad

Gambia head coach Tom Saintfiet has released a 28-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations set to take place between January 9 and February  in Cameroon.

Gambia, who were drawn in Group F alongside Tunisia, Mali and Mauritania, will embark on their first ever AFCON Campaign on January 12 against Mauritania at Limbe Stadium.

Saintfiet’s squad is entirely made up of foreign-based players; most of them ply their trade in European leagues.

Left out of the pre-selection were Momodou Bojang, influential midfielder Hamza Barry who was recently in the books of Croatian outfit Hadjuk Split and  Etoile du Sahel’s Adama Jammeh.

The Scorpions are set to clash with current Africa champions Algeria in an international friendly match on 1 January 2022  before facing Syria four days later in Qatar, as part of their preparations for continental football showcase.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Baboucarr Gaye (Rot-Weiss Koblenz, Germany), Sheikh Sibi (Virtus Verona, Italy), Modou Jobe (Black Leopards, South Africa).

Defenders: Pa Modou Jagne (FC Dietikon, Switzerland), Omar Colley (Sampdoria, Italy), James Gomez (AC Horsens, Denmark), Noah Sonko Sundberg (Ostersund, Sweden), Bubacarr Sanneh (Unattached), Ibou Touray (Salford City, England), Saidy Janko (Real Valladolid, Spain), Mohammed Mbye (Solvesborg, Sweden).

Midfielders: Ebrima Sohna (Fortune FC, The Gambia), Dawda Ngum (Bronshoj, Denmark), Sulayman Marreh (Gent, Belgium), Ebrima Darboe (Roma, Italy), Yusupha Bobb (Piacenza, Italy), Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers, England), Musa Barrow (Bologna, Italy), Ablie Jallow (Seraing, Belgium), Steve Trawally (Ajman, UAE), Ebrima Colley (Spezia, Italy).

Forwards: Lamin Jallow (Fehervar, Hungary), Bubacarr Jobe (Norrby, Sweden), Assan Ceesay (FC Zurich, Switzerland), Muhammed Badamosi (Kortrijk, Belgium), Modou Barrow (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, South Korea), Dembo Darboe (Shakhtyor Soligorsk, Belarus), Yusupha Njie (Boavista, Portugal).


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