Sep 25, 2008, 5:20 AM
At least 21 players of the Gambia National Senior team have been selected by the Belgian tactician, Paul Put to take part in the international friendly game against Mexican World Cup team on May 30th in what promises to produce an exciting friendly international game, to be played in a city called Bayreuth, Germany, according to Seedy M. B Kinteh, the President of the Gambia Football Association.
"It has been already confirmed that the Gambia Football Association has invited a total of 19 foreign-based players, including 2 home-based players, who are expected to take part in the friendly international against Mexican team that are looking set to take part in the FIFA World Cup in South Africa under the guidance of the Head Coach of the team Paul Put," Kinteh noted.
This friendly international match for the Senior Scorpions who have set their eyes in booking a place in all the continental championships, including the FIFA's biggest football showdown the (World Cup), according to GFA boss, will present the coach with the unique opportunity to gather invited players together, as part of Paul's effort to put in place a formidable national team before the start of the qualifying round.
The Gambia, who enjoyed an outstanding results as part of the international friendly matches against Angola, whom they entertained to a bitterly fought 1-1 draw before they succumbed to a respectable 2-1 defeat to Tunisia recently have been drawn in what pundits called an easy group, which includes Mauritania, Namibia and formidable Burkina Faso side in the qualifiers set to commence in early September.