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Gambia plans to line-up Equatorial Guinea friendly for Scorpions

Mar 17, 2011, 2:34 PM

The Gambia Football Association (GFA) has invited 22 foreign-based players, including two home-based stars, as part of plans to organize a friendly match for the Scorpions against Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on March 29, Pointsport reliably gathered yesterday.

Terema Dahaba, administrator of the Gambia senior national team told Pointsport that the GFA is working on plans to organize an international friendly match for the Scorpions to enhance their preparatory efforts ahead of their remaining matches in the qualifiers of the African Nations Cup.

The GFA, according to Dahaba, has a friendly match plan, and has since invited a total of 22 foreign-based players and two home-based players, Pa Saikou Kujabi and Abdou Njie, who are set to travel to the central African country for the proposed friendly international.

The match will be the first preparatory test for the Belgian tactician Paul Putt since the team’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to Guinea Bissau in Lisbon, Portugal, two months ago.

Lack of enough test matches has seen the country drop slightly in the monthly Fifa rankings released last month, as the Scorpions now find themselves at 107 position, one step down the previous position of 108, although they managed to maintained their 27th position in Africa in the February rankings.