Scorpions in high spirit ahead of CAR clash

BY: Alieu Ceesay

The senior national football team of The Gambia on Tuesday held its first training session at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The Scorpions, who are in high spirit, will face the Central African Republic on Friday in an international friendly with the game kicking off at 5pm.

The test game, according to the GFF, is part of preparations ahead of the AFCON against Algeria in September.

Gambia won CAR in their last encounter last year in Morocco with a 2-1 win.

Scorpions coach Sang Ndong said Friday’s game is very important for the country. He recalled that his side had a tough test against the CAR side. CAR is currently coached by Raoul Savoy, the former Scorpions gaffer.

Goalie Baboucarr Gaye who plies his trade in Germany for DSC Arminia Bielefeld in the 2. Bundesliga (second-tier), is one of the new faces invited by coach Sang Ndong.

He said he is happy to be invited by The Gambia, telling this medium that “the fans should expect lot of saves”.

Gambia and Reading sensational forward, Modou Barrow is hopeful of a win on Friday and prepare for the September clash with Algeria.

KRC Genk defender and Gambia skipper Omar Colley said it is exciting to play at home after a long time.

The test game, he said, is a great opportunity to put smiles back on the faces of the fans. He, therefore, urged the fans to come out in numbers to support the team.