GAMBIA, ALGERIA PREP HEATS UP

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The Gambia Football Federation, GFF, is sending a high level delegation of officials to lead the national team to Algeria for the final CAN qualifiers against Algeria. The match late this month will make or break the dreams of qualifying for the remaining three teams in the Group, which also features Benin and Togo. Algeria is already through to the finals in Egypt in the summer but anyone among The Gambia, Togo and Benin could make it. At 5 points. The Gambia must beat Algeria and pray for a favourable draw in the match between Togo and Benin who are 5 and 7 points, respectively. The Gambia has better head to head advantage over Benin having beaten them the last fixture.

This week, The Standard learnt the team will be camped in Morocco. It has now been known that an advance party will soon be in Algeria to prepare the grounds.
The delegation unless it changes from yesterday includes President Lamin Kaba Bajo who has strong ties with Moroccan football authorities and the country in general where he served as Gambia’s ambassador. The Scorpions will camp in Morocco before flying to Algeria for the match on the 22 March.

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