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Bonu Johnson back as Scorpions coach

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According our sources, Bonu’s new contract will last until 2015 and is basically tasking him to qualify the Scorpions for the 2015 tournament to be held in Morocco.

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Contacted to confirm this development, the executive secretary of the National Sports Council, the body responsible for all national associations, Abdul Aziz Titao Mendy, confirmed that Johnson has been given a one year contract starting March 1st 2014.

A former Gambian international, Bonu Johnson’s initial contract as coach of the Scorpions ended last year. His last job at the helm of affairs was The Gambia against Tanzania which the Scorpions won 2-0, much later in the World Cup 2014 qualifiers.

The Gambia Football Federation, GFF, first vice president, Buba Star Janneh, has said that the GFF welcomed his appointment “because as far as we are concerned, he has played and won the only match  in our time. So his record is excellent’ as far as we are concerned.” 

The Gambia is among 29 other nations who must play a preliminary round of matches out of which only seven nations will progress to the final group stage of the qualifiers.

The preliminaries start in May but Bonu and the nation will know The Gambia’s opponents in April when the draws will be made.

Author: Lamin Cham

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