A thirty- man delegation of players and officials of the Mauritanian national team will arrive in Banjul this afternoon, ahead of Friday’s international friendly match against the Scorpions of The Gambia, official sources told The Standard.
The delegation will come in two halves. The first batch of mainly home – based players are due on the first plane, a scheduled Air Mauritania flight this afternoon, while some 15 other people including professional players will land at 4 am Tuesday morning by Royal Air Morocco. The match, to be played at 7 PM Friday, will be the first international home match for The Gambia since the World Cup qualifier against Tanzania back in 2013. Some 28 home-based players described as the best from the Gambian league are currently being trained at the National Technical Training Centre in Yundum by Under- 23 coach Peter Bonu Johnson and his assistant , the Under 17 coach, Matar Mboge.]]>