Gambia gear up for AFCON Qualifiers against Cameroon

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Gambia are bracing up for their crunch 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers away to Cameroon on 4 September 2016, in Yaoundé.

Coach Sang Ndong is currently preparing the local-based players who will be joined by the foreign-based players for the crucial away tie to the Indomitable Lions, who are already through to 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in The Gambia after grabbing 11 points in five games in group M of the qualifiers and will be playing for pride against the Scorpions.

The Gambia will be hoping for revenge after losing to Cameroon 1-0 in the first-leg tie played at the Independence Stadium  in Bakau, courtesy of FC Porto’s striker Vincent Abubakarr from Benjamin Moukandjo’s excellent past after capitalizing on Pa Modou Jagne’s blunder to fire home the opener, which eventually proved to be the winner for the Indomitable Lions.

The Scorpions will be playing for pride after occupying bottom place in group M with only 2 points in five games after losing three games and drawing two.

Mauritania are second place in group M with 7 points in five games and South Africa are third with 6 points in five games.

The Gambia are rooted at the bottom in group M with only 2 points in five games.

 

Author: Lamin Darboe