No coach for Gambia as Qualifier looms

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Gambia’s national senior Scorpions are still without a coach as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Algeria is fast approaching.

The Scorpions have been without a coach since Sang Ndong’s appointment as the new technical director of the Gambia Football Federation in February this year.

Sang Ndong guided the Scorpions to a 1-1 draw against Central African Republic in a March international friendly played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Council and Gambia Football Federation need to redouble their efforts to hire a coach for the senior national team before their crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at home to Algeria in September.

The Scorpions lost to Benin 1-0 in their opening group D qualifiers played in Contonou last year.

The Gambia now need to beat Algeria in September in Banjul in order to fancy their chances of making their debut in the continent’s biggest football showpiece to be hosted in Cameroon in 2019.

The Desert Foxes defeated Togo 1-0 in their opening group D qualifiers fixture played in Algiers last year and will fight to beat The Gambia on home soil in Banjul to maintain their hundred percent run in the qualifiers.

Author: Lamin Darboe
Source: Picture: Gambia National Senior team