Gambia to rub shoulders with CAR in int’l friendly

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Gambia national team will rub shoulders with Central African Republic in an international friendly match on Friday 23 March, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau at 4.30pm.

The Scorpions beat Central African Republic 2-1 in an international match played in Morocco last year ahead of their March 23 clash in Banjul.

Reading striker Modou Secka Barrow and Nottingham Forest striker Mustapha Carayol were on target for The Gambia. The two countries will both use the international friendly to prepare themselves fit for their crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Algeria and Guinea Conakry respectively.

The Gambia, who is occupying bottom-place in group D of the continent’s biggest football fiesta with zero points after losing to Benin 1-0 in their opening group match in Cotonou last June, will host Algeria in their next group match in September this year in Banjul.

Central African Republic sitting second place in group H of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with 3 points after 2-1 win over Rwanda in their opening group match in Bangui last June, will play away to Guinea Conakry in Conakry this September.

Author: Lamin Darboe