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Gambia start training ahead of World Cup Qualifiers against Tanzania

Aug 21, 2013, 12:27 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Senior National team better known as the Scorpions has started intensive training ahead of their 2014 drubbing global biggest football showpiece qualifiers at home to Tanzania on 7 September 2013, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The Scorpions are currently embarking on intensive training at the FIFA Goal Project Artificial Turf in Old Yundum, to prepare themselves well for their 2014 World Cup qualifiers against the Taifa Stars.

Gambia and Tanzania have both automatically missed out qualification to the final phase of the Africa 2014 World Cup qualifiers as they are struggling bottom and second from bottom respectively in group F.

Gambia are currently rooted at the bottom of group F with a single point in five outings after losing to group leaders Ivory Coast in both legs 3-0 each, in Abidjan and Banjul,  lost to Tanzania 2-1in the first leg in Daru Salaam last year and lost to Morocco 2-0 in Rabat in June 2013.

Gambia will be hoping for revenge after losing to the Tanzanians 2-1 in the first leg in Daru Salaam last year, to improve their position in Africa and global ranking.

Tanzania are second from bottom with 6 points in five games and are already out of the qualifiers after losing to group F leaders Ivory Coast 4-2 in Daru Salaam in June 2013 and will be playing for pride against The Gambia.

Group leaders Ivory Coast are through to the final phase of the Africa 2014 World Cup qualifiers after securing 15 points in five games and are hosting Morocco in their final group F qualifiers on 7 September 2013 in Abidjan. Morocco are second position in group F with 8 points in five games.