The Gambia Football Federation GFF has announced that the national team will travel to Morocco for a series of friendly matches in the upcoming FIFA international window November 10 -16. According to Football House in a statement published on its website, Morocco is invoking a bi-lateral agreement with the GFF and is keen to receive The Gambia in friendlies as they prepare to host the CHAN 2018 tourney. Other nations with similar agreement with Morocco such as Mauritania, Niger, Malawi, Liberia, Rwanda and Togo could also be invited at the same time which could avail the Scorpions opportunities for more friendlies. The Scorpions will be based in Marrakech.
Meanwhile Coach Sang Ndong has announced a 23-man squad that will take part in these series of matches. Ndong has maintained many old faces but has also injected some new ones. Raymond Mendy of CS Sfaxien and Mohamed Badamosi of FUS Rabat are new while Ablie Jallow of FC Metz has had his debut delayed due to his current injury. However, Ebou Adams, on loan to Shrewsbury Town from his parent club Norwich City, is another new face, which adds a bright and youthful look to the Scorpions squad.
The full squad:
Modou Jobe (ASC Linguere, Senegal), Alagie Nyabally (Real de Banjul, The Gambia), Baboucarr Gaye (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany); Simon Richter (FC Roskilde, Denmark), Dawda Ngum (FC Rosengard, Sweden), Bubacarr Sanneh (AC Horsens, Denmark), Omar Colley (KRC Genk, Belgium), Mamadou Danso (Kelantan FA, Malaysia), Amando Aust (TSV Dassendorf, Germany), Pa Modou Jagne (FC Zurich, Switzerland); Tijan Jaiteh (Al-Markhiya, Qatar), Sulayman Marreh (Real Valladolid, Spain), Ebou Adams (Shrewsbury Town FC, England), Hamza BARRY (Hadjuk Split, Croatia), Yusupha Njie (Boavista, Portugal), Raymond Mendy (CS Sfaxien, Tunisia), Alasana Manneh (SC Sabadella, Spain), Mustapha CarayoL (Nottingham Forest, England), Modou Barrow (Reading FC, England); Lamin JALLOW (Cesena, Italy), Bubacarr Trawally (Yanbian Funde, China), Ali SOWE (Skenderbeu, Albania), Mohamed Badam (FUS Rabat, Morocco)