By Lamin Cham
The Gambia national women’s team, the Scorpion Girls, will end their long spell of international hibernation in August when they host Cape Verde in a friendly.
According to sources at Football House, the match to played in Banjul on August 26 is being taking seriously with préparations already on-going.
Head Coach Mariama Sowe has called up 36 people for a provisional squad to work with ahead of the match. Sowe who is also the coach of newly crowned domestic female league and FF Cup champions Interior FC, ensured that her double-winning squad is well represented in the provisional selection.
The friendly match will mark a much-anticipated return to international football for the girls whose last outing was an impressive 5-1 hammering of Casa Sports more than year ago.
The team is scheduled to start training on Monday May 29 at the National Technical Training Center in Yundum.
Goalkeepers: Aminata Darboe, Aminata Gaye (Interior), Mariama Ceesay (Red Scorpions), Matteh Manga (Abuko United), Fatoumatta Ndong, Phelomena Jatta (Brikama United), Berreh Bojang (Immigration).
Defenders: Amie Jarju, Clara Gomez, Mama Saidy, Binta Colley (Interior), Awa Jawo, Rohey Samba, Penda Colley, Mariama Bojang (Red Scorpions), Ruggy Joof, Mamie Silva (Armed Forces)
Midfielders: Metta Sanneh, Penda Bah, Jabou Jobarteh (Interior), Awa Tamba, Fatou Fatty (Red Scorpions), Fatou Dukureh (Abuko United), Ndeye Beyai, Fanta Jarju (Armed Forces), Neneh Jallow (City Girls), Awa Kebbeh (Immigration).
Forwards: Mbassey Darboe, Isatou Jallow, Aisha Saidykhan (Interior), Adama Tamba, Aminata Camara (Red Scorpions), Mam Drammeh (Abuko United), Agie Jallow (Armed Forces), Haddy Wally (Immigration), Mariatou Fofana (Brikama United).