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Saintfiet Names Scorpions Provisional Squad For Gabon Assignment

Scorpions coach Tom Sainfiet has named his provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Gabon.

Scorpions coach Tom Sainfiet has named his provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Gabon.

Saintfiet’s boys face the Gabonese on 12th November away in Franceville with the return four days later at the Independence Stadium in Banjul.

The selection features a consistent pool of players who participated in the team’s training camp in Portugal where the Gambia beat Congo 1-0 in an international friendly.

Among those who have been given another chance to prove their worth is Salifu Senghore of LC Lhati and Boubacar Gaye of Rot Weiss Koblenx, who will be competing for the number one spot with FC Jeddah’s Modou Jobe and Italy-based Sheikh Dibi.

FC Bologna duo of Musa Barrow and Musa Juwara have also been retained in the squad alongside Italy-based  Omar Collley. Norway-based Sheriff Sinyan has been given a lifeline as well to prove his worth to the national team.

Bulgaria-based attacker Ali Sowe has been omitted from the squad,  same for Boavista’s striker Yusupha Njie while there is a return for Bubacarr Jobe who has just returned to action after recovering from an injury.

The Gambia are currently leading their 2021 AFCON qualification group with 4 points ahead of Gabon, DR Congo and Angola.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Modou Jobe  (FC Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Sheikh Sibi (Virtus Verona, Italy), Baboucarr Gaye (Rot Weiss Koblenz, Germany), Salifu Senghore  (FC Lahti, Finland)

Defenders: Pa Modou Jagne (Switzerland),Robin Utseth Björnholm-Jatta (Stjördals Blink IL, Norway), Noah Sonko Sundberg  (FK Östersunds, Sweden),Omar Colley (Sampdoria, Italy), Buba Sanneh  (Anderlecht, Belgium),Maudo Jarjué  (Austria Wien, Austria), Dawda Ngum BK Bronshoj, Denmark), Mohammed Mbye IFÖ Brömölla, Sweden), Moussa Kamara  (FC Balzan, Malta),Sheriff Sinyan (Molde FK, Norway),Ngine Faye Njie  (CasaSports, Senegal), Sulayman Bojang (Saprsborg 09, Norway)

Midfielders: Sulayman Marreh   (AA Gent, Belgium), Alasana Manneh  (Gornik Zabrze, Poland), Yusupha Bobb  Italy, Ebrima Darboe (AS Roma, Italy), Ebrima Sohna (FC Mosta, Malta), Sainey Njie (DAC Dunajská Streda, Slovakia)

Forwards: Ebrima Colley  Hellas Verona, Italy), Musa Barrow  (FC Bologna, Italy), Modou Barrow (Jeonbuk, South Korea), Buba Jobe  (Ogryte, Sweden), Lamin Jallow  (Vincenza, Italy), Ablie Jallow (RFC Seraing, Belgium), Musa Juwara Boavista, Portugal), Steve Trawally Ajman Club, UAE), Abdoulie Sanyang  (Beerschot, Belgium), Kalifa Manneh  (Catania, Italy), Adama Jammeh  (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Assan Ceesay FC Zürich, Switzerland), Nuha Marong Krubally  (Granada, Spain), Muhammed Badamosi  (KV Kortrijk, Belgium), Alassane Jatta  (Viborg FF, Denmark), Dembo Darboe (FC Shkupi, North Macedonia)

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