Scorpions Coach Sang Ndong, will be without key players such as the Swansea City winger, Modou Barrow, Gent new acquisition, Omar Colley and China based star, Baboucarr Steve Trawally when his side take on Cameroon in the final match of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.
This was made public in press release issued recently, announcing the final list of players to travel to Limbe to face Cameroon who have had their nose in front of Group M which comprises Mauritania and South Africa. The list comprises six foreign based players. The Gambia will be playing for pride when they take on the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday, September 3, 2016 after sitting rock bottom of the group with two points.
Sang Ndong is traveling with an eighteen man squad; two goalkeepers, six defenders, seven midfielders and three strikers to complete what many see the poorest AFCON campaign.
The release however, does not explain the reason for Modou Barrow and Baboucarr Steve Trawally’s absence. The duo are having playing time in their clubs which prompted Coach Sang Ndong to invite them but he will have to resort to some local players he has been working with two weeks ago. Omar Colley, however, is on two yellow cards and isn’t qualified for this encounter. It would be recalled that Barrow missed Gambia’s tie against South Africa.
The team left Banjul for Casablanca, Morocco on Saturday night where they would team up with the contingent from Europe before flying to Douala where the team will drive 60km by bus en route to Limbe where they will face the four time African champion, Cameroon.
The kickoff time is at 3pm local time.
Below is the list of players
Modou Jobe ( Niarry-Tally ), Alagie Nyabally ( Real De Banjul )
Alieu Jatta ( FC Metz ), Bubacarr Sanneh ( AC Horsens ), Mass Manga ( Hawks ), Nuha Barrow ( Gamtel ), Gregory Sambou ( Ports Authority ), Hamidou Bojang ( Brikama United )
Dawda Ngum ( FC Holviken ), Ebou Kanteh ( Real De Banjul ), Mustapha Carayol ( Middlesbrough ), Tijan Jaiteh ( KuPS ), Lamin Charty ( Hawks ), Bully Drammeh ( Real De Banjul ), Sainey Sambou ( Brikama United )
Lamin Jallow ( Chievo Verona ), Pa Dodou Darboe ( Steve Biko ), Assan Ceesay ( FC Lugano )