Coach Peter Bonu Johnson has told The Standard that he and his charges are ready for this evening’s formal return to international football against Mauritania.

 Speaking at  the end of an intensive training  session of his final 23-man squad yesterday, Johnson said like everyone else, his boys are equally aware of the importance of the match and its objective and have vowed to give their best to ensure a respectable performance.  ”They know we need to have good starting. We have since these days been working for the game. Friday and everything it fine for now,.

Asked how he feels about his final 23-squad, Bonu said all the men in the team merited their positions. “It was simple; only hard work gets one to be in the team. You have to fight for you position in the team. That s all,” he said.


Bonu, who has just been appointed Under 23-coach, was given care taker role alongside Under 17 coach Matar Mboge to guide the national team through this evening’s friendly match. 


Final 23 man Squad

Baka Ceesay –GAMTEL


3. Christopher Allen— GPA FC

4. Sam Pierre Mendy —GAMTEL

5. Mass Manga —HAWKS FC

6. Daniel Mendy— BRIKAMA UNITED FC

7. Ousman Cham– BANJUL UNITED FC

8. Modou Jatta –STEV BIKO FC

9. Samba Kujabi –ARMED FORCES FC

10. Nuha Barrow– GAMTEL FC

11. Saikou Conteh– STEVE BIKO FC

12. Sulayman Saho –BRIKAMA UNITED FC

13. Adama Jarjue –GAMTEL FC

14. Abdoulie Bah –GPA FC

15. Kabba Sambou –HAWKS FC

16. Ebrima Jobe– GAMTEL FC

17. Lamin Charty– HAWKS FC

18. Ebou Kanteh— BRIKAMA UNITED FC

19. Modou Lamin Manneh– WALLIDAN FC

20. Bully Drammeh— BRIKAMA UNITED FC

21. Mustapha Njie —BOMBADA FC

22. Yaya Ndong —-GAMTEL FC

23. Alfusainey Gassama HAWKS FC