Go Scorpions

Monday, October 15, 2018

(Thursday 11th October, 2018 Issue)

The Gambia senior national team left Banjul on Tuesday for Lome, Togo, ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Togo this Friday. Both countries will fight to defeat each other on 12 October so as to improve their positions in the group before the return leg in Banjul on 16 October.

Hopes are high that with the impressive performance and shaped display during their encounter with the Desert Foxes of Algeria, they can secure maximum points in Togo. The Gambia must beat Togo both home and away, Benin at home and Algeria away to fancy their chances of making their debut in the continent’s biggest football fray. With the caliber of young skillful players, hopes are high that Coach Tom Saintfiet’s side could secure the needed points in their forthcoming encounter.

The fighting spirit put up by the Scorpions against the Desert Foxes, if continued will surely keep the boys afloat against the Togo. The Scorpions have never qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations since its inception in 1957. The courage and charisma put up by the boys of recent shows that it is now time for The Gambia to make its mark.

Go Scorpions! The whole nation is behind you. Though, it is an away match, however, with the prayers of all Gambians, the boys will certainly make their fans proud.

We believe that Coach Saintfiet and his technical team has learned from their mistakes against the Desert Foxes and put up a squad that would put smiles on the faces of tens of thousands of fans back home.

“Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.”

Ralph Marston