By Sulayman Bah
Alieu Jatta is one of surprise inclusions called up by coach Sang Ndong for Gambia’s game versus Mauritania, Foroyaa Sport understands.
Jatta who plays for second division club Generation Foot and Senegal FA Cup holders is part of a legion of abroad-based Gambian footballers summoned for international duty, a roster yet to be disclosed by Sang indicates.
Gambia is due to face The Maurabitounes of Mauritania as the race for a spot to the African Cup of Nations 2017 championships hots up with Gabon as hosts.
The Scorpions are third in a group topped by Cameroon and resume their campaign against a stubborn Mauritanian side who are currently sitting second in the pool. Preparation for the clash –billed for March 25th – is at intense level as Sang Ndong makes do with local-based players ahead of unveiling his provisional roster.
The team –sure to include foreign-based players – is expected to camp 20th before heading to Mauritania.
Alieu was in action with Generation Foot in the Caf Confederation Cup and played Nigeria league heavyweights Nasawara United, a first-leg match lost on controversial circumstances.
Already Poland-based defender Kebba Ceesay is one of those also invited for this month’s showdown.
His call-up to the Scorpions’ set up is of little surprise giving the erstwhile Djurgarden stopper has made the right-back role his, since ending his self-imposed international exile last year.
The 28-year-old has featured twenty-one times this on-going season, seventeen from the starting line up.
Gambia has been non-active since getting jettisoned off the World Cup in the preliminary round stage by the Brave Warriors of Namibia.