By Sulayman Bah
Gambia Scorpions will today take on Armed Forces of the GFF league inGambia
a mini-test match ahead of the tiny West African nation’s game against Mauritania. Gambia faces Mauritania March 27th –the country’s first international match after one year.The Scorpions have been out of competition after failing to book a
place in the U-23 and African Cup of Nations preliminary qualifiers
due to suspension for age-cheating. The ban has long been rescinded.
However in an effort to revive the country’s image worsen by the lack
of test matches consequently leading to a disappointing massive drop
in Fifa rankings, a friendly has been lined up against the
Mourabitounes of Mauritania.
The test game will aim not only to resurrect Gambia football but
prepare the scorpions for the oncoming CHAN qualifiers.
A list of twenty-eight players mainly local-based ones have been
drafted by gaffer Bonu Johnson and Matarr Mboge, his assistant.
The team will be today engaged in a mini-test game against Armed
Forces at 7pm according to a GFF spokesperson.
‘The Armed Forces match is for the team to get used to playing in
the evening before the Mauritania match,’ the official states.
Meanwhile, the unveiling of the recently hired coaches billed for
yesterday has been put off till further notice.