Jun 27, 2008, 5:04 AM
A teeming number of Gambian fans are becoming increasingly shocked and frustrated by the Scorpions continuous poor showing in the international outings after two consecutive defeats to Guinea Bissau in
One die-hard fan of the Scorpions Dodou Drammeh, a residence of Busumbala in the West Coast Region, who is still struggling to come to terms with the Gambia’s poor display in Malabo on Tuesday, attributed the Scorpions’ dismal performance to the absence of some key members of the team that failed to travel to Malabo for Tuesday’s friendly for one reason or the other.
“The Scorpions lack good defensive partners,” Drammeh said.
This, according to Drammeh himself a former football star, has taken its toll on the performances of the Gambian team in their previous test matches particularly during the Scorpions embarrassing 3-1 defeat to little known Guinea Bissau in Lisbon two months ago.
Drammeh also attributed the team’s continuous poor performance to lack of finance to fully enhance the team’s preparatory programmes as the country set its sights on earning a spot in its first ever nations cup appearance.
He refused to be drawn into a question regarding the Gambia’s chances of making it to the finals of the 2012 African nations cup to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea who beat the struggling Gambia side 1-nil to send warning to the rest of the continent that Equatorial Guinea could put up a good fight when the nation welcome the rest of the continent in less than two years’ time.
Drammeh also believes that if all the players were available, it could have been a different scoreline.
Seedy Bojang of Serrekunda said, “With this form it is all over for The Gambia. Even if we meet
Another angry fan who preferred anonymity said the
Tuesday’s lost to