The first batch of national team players and officials has arrived in Antalya, Turkey where Scorpions will have a two-week training camp with three international friendly matches.

The GFF announced yesterday that at least nine players are already in Turkey while the rest were due  last night.

Coach Tom Saintfiet told the GFF media that the objective of the camp is to prepare the team ahead of the Afcon finals 2022 in Cameroon. “And my second option is to see the new players who are invited for the first time and to group the team together,” Saintfiet said.


The camp will start today Tuesday when all the players would have arrived. “The Covid -19 situation makes it difficult for travelling because the players are coming from different destinations but we are expecting the final batch in the evening,” the coach added.

The Gambia plays Niger in the first friendly on Friday 5th June while the second friendly is scheduled for Tuesday 8th June and a final one with Kosovo on Friday 11th June 2021 to complete the three warm up matches.

The nine players currently at camp are: Sulayman Marreh, Ebrima Darboe, Musa Barrow, Musa Juwara, Ebrima Colley, Abdoulie Jallow, Yusupha Njie, Assan Ceesay and Muhammed Badamosi.