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20 man list for Mexico friendly reveal as Scorpions leave today

May 27, 2010, 2:09 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Scorpions under the guidance of the Belgian tactician, Paul Put will leave Banjul today for Germany as they look set to rub shoulders with Mexico in an international friendly game, to be played in a city called Munich on Sunday.

Paul Put who has set his eyes on guiding The Gambia senior national team to the forthcoming African Nations and the World Cup finals told Pointsport that he will be travelling with a total of 20 players, including two home-based players in Abdou Njie and goalkeeper Musa Camara, who were part of history-making U-17 team that won the African U-17 championship title in Algiers last year.

"We will be leaving The Gambia today without the services of few other foreign-based players who could not be available due to their engagement with their respective clubs, such as those from major soccer league, Finland and other absentees," Paul revealed.

The Belgian tactician will however welcome back former Wallidan prolific centre-forward Momodou Ceesay, who was omitted from the team following a misunderstanding with the national team coach, along with his comrade Aziz Corr Nyang, who is still missing after the midfielder's refusal to apologise for his behaviour.

However, Scorpions goal machine Ousman Jallow is expected to lead the Scorpions attack along with strike-partner and in-form Njogu Demba for the weekend's titanic friend encounter.

The friendly match is part of Paul Put's effort to put in place a formidable squad before the start of the forthcoming African nations and the World Cup qualifiers in September. It will also present the coach with the unique opportunity to know the standards of the invited players, as he is expected to announce his squad for the qualifiers.

But if their outstanding performances in their recent international friendly matches against Angola and Tunisia are anything to go by, the Scorpions could pull another big surprise when they face Mexico, who are preparing for next month's World Cup in South Africa.

The 20 players invited for the Mexico friendly are listed below: Goalkeepers Pa Dembo Touray and Musa Camara, Abdou Njie, Ebrima Sohna, Abdou Jammeh, Momodou Danso, Omar Jawo, Pa Saikou Kujabi and Alagie lagie Sosseh, Mustapha Jarju, Tijan Jaiteh, Alieu Jagne, Momodou Ceesay, Ousman Jallow, Njogu Demba, Ebrima Sawaneh, Cherno Samba, Muhammed  Mbye Abdou Darbo and Lamin Conateh.