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All set for Gambia-Angola, Tunisia friendly

Dec 29, 2009, 4:06 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

As Scorpions Set to Leave Wednesday

The Gambia senior national team comprising 22 foreign-based players are expected to leave Banjul on Wednesday for Portugal to take part in their first international friendly match since their hard fought one-nil win over French Division Two side GuinGamp, according to GFA boss, Seedy Kinteh who was speaking to this reporter yesterday.

A good number of Gambian foreign-based players are currently in the country to prepare for the much anticipated friendly matches against Angola and Tunisia on 3rd and 9th January 2009, in Portugal and Tunisia, respectively.

Gambian coach, Belgian tactician Paul Putt will lead the Scorpions to another friendly game against Angola in Portugal on 3rd January before heading to Tunisia for their second friendly match against Tunisia in Tunish, slated for 9th January 2009.

The team, Seedy added, will also include 3 home-based players in the names of Pa Amadou Gai, Christopher Allen and Abdou Njie.

Seedy who is getting closer to another tenure in office as the GFA boss after he was left unopposed for the position further disclosed that the scorpions would leave the country on Wednesday for Portugal to play against Angola in Lisbon on January 3rd before proceeding to take part in another friendly match against Turnisia on 9th January.

The Gambian side is using the friendly game to prepare themselves much better ahead of next Africa Nations Cup and the World Cup qualifiers, which they have never participated.