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Gambia Prepares for 2019 AFCON Qualifiers

Gambia Head Coach, Sang Ndong named a 24-man squad ahead of the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin on June 11.

The squad for the most part features players who had a successful outing in the recent 2-1 win over Central Africa Republic in a FIFA friendly played in March in which Modou Barrow and Mustapha Carayol scored both goals to cap off a vibrant team display.

The win which pushed the Scorpions 13 places up in the FIFA rankings, will be a benchmark for the team looking to make a positive start to the qualifiers. The long campaign ends in November 2018 with the top team in each group and the three best runners-up booking a place in the 2019 Finals to be hosted by AFCON 2017 champions, Cameroon.

The Gambia also grouped alongside Algeria and Togo, is finalizing preparations in a training camp in Ghana prior to the match with plans to face the Black Stars in a friendly encounter before departing for Benin.


Goalkeepers: Modou JOBE (ASC Linguère, Senegal), Baboucarr GAYE (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany), Alagie NYABALLY (Real de Banjul, The Gambia)

Defenders: Dawda NGUM (FC Rosengård, Sweden), Simon RICHTER (FC Roskilde, Denmark), Pa Modou JAGNE (FC Sion, Switzerland), John BASS (Brikama United, The Gambia), Mamadou DANSO (Kelantan FA, Malaysia), Bubacarr SANNEH (AC Horsens, Denmark), Omar COLLEY (KRC Genk, Belgium), Mass MANGA (Hawks FC, The Gambia)

Midfielders: Sulayman MARREH (Granada CF, Spain), Gregory SAMBOU (Ports Authority FC, The Gambia), Tijan JAITEH (Bnei Yehuda, Israel), Hamza BARRY (Hadjuk Split, Croatia), Alasana MANNEH (FC Barcelona, Spain), Modou BARROW (Swansea City, England), Mustapha CARAYOL (Nottingham Forest, England), Bully Drammeh (Real de Banjul), Sainey SAMBOU (Brikama United, The Gambia)

Forwards: Yusupha NJIE (FUS Rabat, Morocco), Ali SOWE (Vibonese, Italy), Lamin JALLOW (Trapani, Italy), Bubacarr TRAWALLY (Yanbian Funde, China)

Featured photo: CAF


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