junior Scorpions will face Ghana in the first phase of the 2019 West Africa
Football Union (WAFU) cup of Nations to be staged in Senegal from September 28
to October 13, 2019.
The Under-23 team head coach Omar Sise represented the Gambia in the draw, which took place in Dakar, on Wednesday.
The tournament’s new format features a knockout competition with the winners of phase one progressing to the Cup competition while phase one losing teams will compete in the Plate competition.
In other pairings, Nigeria will face Togo, Mali against Niger while Cote d’Ivoire play Cape Verde. Morocco will participate in the competition for the first time and they have been paired against Liberia in the first phase.
The Atlas Lions are the first North Africa side to take part in the West African Football tourney, which was revived in 2017.