Coach and Technical Director of The Gambia Football Federation Sang Ndong will
continue to guide the Scorpions until his permanent replacement is appointed,
The Point has been informed.
Gambia’s senior national football team will make a home return in a FIFA international friendly match against Central African Republic (CAR) on Saturday March 24 at the Independence Stadium, as part of preparations for the Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Scorpions defeated Central African Republic 2-1 in an international friendly match played in March 2017 in Rabat, Morocco.
The football federation’s second vice president and spokesperson Ebou Faye said the friendly game would go ahead as planned. “Sang Ndong will guide the team as a caretaker coach until a coach is appointed. GFF is discussing with government to appoint a coach,” Faye told our reporter on Thursday.
According to information, coaches Omar Sise, Matarr Mbodge and Alhagie Sarr will assist coach Sang Ndong.
The test game is expected to help the Scorpions in their quest for an Africa Cup of Nations 2019 ticket in September 2018, when they host Algeria in their second group B fixture before playing against Togo and Benin.
Fans will eagerly await the return of the Scorpions squad with many now featuring and excelling for different clubs following a busy transfer period. Gambia was initially lined up to play Algeria in the 2019 African Cup of Nations preliminary match this month but the matches were shelved following request by the African teams featuring in the World Cup to have the FIFA breaks.