By Sulayman Bah
The squad under the guidance of Swiss Coach Raoul Savoy, who is being assisted by Omar Sise, is beaming with confidence, after choosing Casablanca to do their preparations away from the glare of the press.
The team is on the brink of camping in full house after most of its invited players have turned up. Real De Banjul’s Ablie Jallow, a local-based player, is the latest inclusion in the current set up.
Jallow was the capital outfit’s show-winner in the previous campaign, though he could not guide Amat Cham’s men to retain the domestic gong, losing it to first-timers Gamtel.
Alagie Jobe, who put on a huge show and withstood an all-firing South African frontline, is tipped to protect the goal with the Kenya-based Alagie Nyabally and Finnish-born Gambian, Sam Jammeh, to wait as surrogates.
New inclusion Futty Danso, shunned for the SA match, will have to slug it out with Abdou Jammeh, Omar Colley and Kebba Ceesay for a starting place in the lineup.
Pictured above flaunting his toned bicep, Sainey Nyassi has joined twin brother Sanna Nyassi in camp.
Gambia would not be lacking in pace down the wings against the Indomitable Lions with the Nyassi brothers in the roster.
Visitors Cameroon are without Clinton Njie, a striker with Tottenham Hotspur, but have been beefed up with Matip and Bassong rejoining.
Cameroon is to arrive in Gambia on Friday the same day the scorpions will jet in from Rabat.