Gambia captain Omar Colley writes to Scorpions on Algeria clash absence

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Gambia’s senior national team captain Omar Colley has written to his team mates and fans clarifying his absence in their crunch 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Desert Foxes of Algeria in Banjul this Saturday.

Captain Colley wrote a brief letter saying he would like to clarify issues circulating these past weeks with regard to his failure to come and represent his country, The Gambia, in their AFCON qualifier match against Algeria. “As you all know, being Captain of the Scorpions, I’m always motivated to come and play for my country and give my all!” he stated in the letter.

He said unfortunately, he couldn’t come this time around because of family reasons. “My wife gave birth but had complications and is still currently under doctor’s care and of course, moments like this I should be with her. I have spoken to the Coaching Staff about my reasons and they understand but I just felt it’s time for me to explain things for all to understand.”

He said he want to place on record his support and best wishes to The Coaching Staff, his Scorpions teammates and the entire country in particular all the best of luck on Saturday, “and I pray we get the desired result as a nation.”