Scorpions Coach Tom Sainifiet yesterday unveiled a 20- man squad to take Benin on November 17 at the Independence Stadium .
He told journalists at the unveiling that the Scorpions are ready for what he described as a tough and challenging game ‘ because Benin and Algeria are leaders in the group’.
He also disclosed that the invited players are expected to start arriving on Monday and go to camp on Tuesday.
‘We have analysed our past matches and concluded that the performance was satisfactory but the results were disappointing. We played more offensive approach at home matches but we didn’t score and that was really bad for the team’, he said.
Future is bright
The coach expressed optimism about Gambia’s chances to qualify for future Afcon editions given the strong pool of players the country has across Europe and elsewhere.
‘In the near future, am sure Gambia will qualify to AFCON because we have young and good players that are ready to fight for their country and they are very competitive’, he said.
Commenting on the attitude of fans, the coach called on them to desist from going against the team at any time during the game. ‘The fans are also part of the game and they are very important for the players. But they must desist from booing the players and stop throwing stones and insults.” He encouraged fans to be steadfast and be with the team at all times and push them by supporting so that they win their hearts.
1. Ebrima Adams Ebbersfleet United England
2. Musa Barrow Atalanta Italy
3. Yusupha Bobb Cuneo Italy
4. Assan Ceesay FC Zurich Switzerland
5. Ebrima Colley Atalanta Italy
6. Mamadou Danso FC UITM Malaysia
7. Baboucarr Gaye Armenia Bielefeld Germany
8. Pa Modou Jagne (C) FC Zurich Switzerland
9. Ablie Jallow FC Metz France
10. Lamin Jallow Salernitana Italy
11. Adama Jammeh ES Sahel Tunisia
12. Bubacarr Jobe Mjallby IF Sweden
13. Modou Jobe EL Kanemi Warriors Nigeria
14. Alassan Manneh FC Etar Bulgaria
15. Sulayman Marreh KAS Eupen Belgium
16. Mohammed Mbye Mjallby IF Sweden
17. Dawda Ngum FC Bronshoj Denmark
18. Simon Richter FC BronshoJ Denmark
19. Bubacarr Sanneh RSC Anderlecht Belgium
20. Ebrima Sohna FC Keshla Azerbaijan