No National Team coach as AFCON Qualifier looms

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Gambia national senior team; the Scorpions continues to be without an appointed coach since Sang Ndong’s appointment as new Technical Director of the country’s football governing body in February this year, as the continent’s biggest qualifier looms closer.

The country’s football authorities including the Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Council and Gambia Football Federation need to redouble their efforts to sign a new coach for the Scorpions before their crunch 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Banjul to Algeria this September.

The Scorpions urgently need a coach either foreign or local to prepare them fit and ready for their clash with the Desert Foxes.

Gambia is occupying bottom-place in group D of the continent’s biggest football fiesta qualifiers with zero point after losing 1-0 away to Benin in the opening day of the qualifiers in June 2017 in Cotonou.

The Scorpions need to beat Algeria in their second group D match in September this year in Banjul to fancy their dreams of qualifying for their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations after failing to qualify in the previous competitions.

The country’s football governing body Gambia Football Federation (GFF) new technical director Sang Ndong guided the Scorpions to a 1-1 draw with Central African Republic in an international friendly match played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau last month.

 

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