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Emanuel Gomez moves closer to recovery

Dec 24, 2009, 2:02 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Gambian defender Emanuel Gomez is getting closer to recovering from a knee injury which kept him on the sideline for almost three months.

The former Samger Rocky defender picked up a knee injury which saw him faced a lengthy spell on the sideline, but the tall defender is closer to recovery and is ready to fight for a place in the starting line-up with his Toronto side once again.

The defender who plays for the MLS side Toronto FC, together with his Gambian brother Amadou Sanyang is currently back in his homeland for a Christmas break. He has since been invited to join the Scorpions in preparation for the proposed friendly International matches against Angola, Egypt and Algeria. But the Toronto defender, who made 9 first team appearances, and one assisted goal for his MLS side, is illegible for selection as he is not given the green light to appear for the Scorpions until he is fully recovered from the long term knee problem.

According to Ema, who moved to the MLS side last February, he is getting closer to recovery which is fantastic. But he was quick to reveal that he is not allowed to play for The Gambia by his Major League soccer side Toronto until he is fully fit to avoid any risk of setback.

"I didn't notice the injury till the latter part of the season and I was playing with it all along but it later turned to be a serious one but after some treatment, I am getting closer to be better," Ema told reporters on Tuesday at the Scorpions training ground at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
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