de Linguere international goalkeeper Modou Jobe is confident that the Scorpions
of the Gambia will qualify to the finals of the 32nd edition of Orange Caf
African cup of nations scheduled to take place in Cameroon in 2019.
former U-17 youngster, who has won a regular first team place with the team
ahead of fellow goalkeepers Alagie Nyabally, and Baboucarr Gaye, is highly
impressed with Scorpions’ recent performances.
he expressed confidence that this year could mark the beginning of historic
accomplishment in Gambian football as the team continues their search for
African nations and world cups finals.
The Scorpions on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, gathered in the North African nation of Morocco, where they continued
preparations for the continental tournament qualifier match against Benin in
rejuvenated Scorpions with indisputable talents played a friendly game away to
Morocco, in which they were beaten 2-1 against their African counterpart who
introduced a team made up of local-based players (CHAN).
was a game not many expected the Scorpions to lose considering the difference
in qualities between them and the Moroccans but the players failed to produce
the desired results, amidst angry reactions from the fans, who are becoming
increasingly frustrated by Scorpions lack of success. They said they’ve “waited
for too long to see the team participate in the Africa Nations Cup and possibly
the World Cup.”
it appears that the players are now listening to the concerns of the supporters
and responded with a deserved win against Central Africa Republic, beating them
2-1, and reviving Gambia’s hopes ahead of their opening qualifier game against
Benin in June.
on Gambia’s chances of securing qualifications, Jobe, said: “I am very
confident of our chances because we have a good team capable to go through. We
will continue to fight to be the best like we always try to do whenever we
participate in the qualifiers.”
former Flamenis star goalie added: “We are very much determined and prepared to
fight harder to achieve nations cup qualifications for Gambian people who are
desperately waiting for history to be made.”
has who won two league cups and one FA Cup title during his career with Real de
Banjul marred by spectacular goalkeeping display.
who started at goal and was outstanding when the Scorpions beat Central Africa
Republic 2-1 in their final preparatory international match, will undoubtedly
go down in history as one of the greatest gloves men in Real de Banjul history.
former Armed Forces star Jobe, also known as Toldo, won a league title with the
Khaki boys Armed Forces during the 2009/10 GFF league.
later went on to play in the Tunisian top tier league but his stint in the
North African nation came to a premature end when the Tunisian FA introduced a
system that prevented foreign goalkeepers further participation in that league.
returned to Gambia and continued competing in the GFF top flight league before
proceeding to the neighboring Senegal, where he signed a semi-professional
contract with Niary Tally, in the Senegalese first division.
led them to the coup de Senegal title in his final game at the club prior to
joining current club Asc de Linguere, which also competes in the Senegalese top
flight football league.
many national caps under his belt, Toldo is one of the best known goalkeepers
in the country.