Jan 18, 2017, 4:17 PM
Gambia’s attacker Ebrahima Ibou Sawaneh will not be playing the Gambia-Ivory Coast clash on Saturday at the Independence Stadium.
The Gambia forward was said to have given no reasons for his absence after been invited by the Gambia Football Federation.
Sawaneh has had a good season in the Belgian Pro League.
Recently he came out fifth place away in the election of the Ebony Shoe, a trophy awarded to the best player of African origin in the Belgian league.
The OH Leuven player missed out to Senegalese Mbaye Leye who beat his compatriot Cheikhou Kouyate and Golden Shoe Dieumerci Mbokani.
The jury of the Ebony Shoe consists among others of coaches of the national departments, the national coach, and members of the press.
He scored 19 goals this season. OH Leuven lost to Genk 4-1 in the Europa league play-offs 11 finals after coming out first in their group.