Later this month, the Young Scorpions will travel to Guinea, the venue for this year’s Wafu Under 20 championship, to surrender or defend the crown they won in Liberia two years ago.
The Gambia will start her title defense in Group B which also features Guinea Bissau, Liberia and Mali.
Group A comprises Senegal, host Guinea Conakry, Mauritania and Sierra Leone.
Already, coach Matar Mboge who guided the Young Scorpions to that title has gathered his troops and is fine tuning them.
There are even talks about a possible friendly trip to Qatar.
Mboge himself is reported to have been taken off his assistant post with the national team, allowing him to concentrate on the Under 20 assignments in Guinea which began on November 28 and ends early December.