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Gambia leave Senegal for Nouachott ahead of AFCON Qualifiers against Mauritania

Mar 23, 2016, 12:16 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Gambia national team is set to leave Senegal for Noahoatte today, Wednesday 23 March 2016, ahead of their crunch 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers away to Mauritania on Friday 25 March 2016.

The Scorpions are currently camped in Senegal to prepare themselves fit enough for their crucial continental biggest football gala qualifiers against the Mauritanians for a place in Gabon in January 2017.

The Scorpions must beat Mauritania in Noahoatte on Friday to bring their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification back on track after losing at home to group M leaders Cameroon 1-0 in Banjul in September 2015, after their goalless draw away to South Africa in June 2015 in Durban.

Mauritania are sitting second place in group M with 3 points in two games following their stunning 3-1 home win over South Africa in September 2016, after losing to Cameroon in June 2015 in Yaoundé.

Elsewhere, South African will play against Cameroon in the group M fixture; the Indomitable Lions are leading group M with maximum 6 points in two games after beating Mauritania and The Gambia 1-0 in June and September 2015 respectively.

South Africa are bottom place in group M with a single point in two games following their goalless draw at home to The Gambia, before losing to Mauritania in September 2015 in Noahoatte.