Apr 22, 2013, 11:28 AM
The Gambia’s foreign-based players are set to arrive in Banjul on 30 August 2015, for their crunch 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at home to Cameroon on 5 September 2015, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
The Scorpions under the guidance of Swiss tactician Raoul Savoy will use one week to prepare physically, mentally and morally for their crunch clash with the Indomitable Lions in the continent’s biggest bi-annual football showpiece qualifiers.
A victory for The Gambia against Cameroon will earn them top spot in group M, but a defeat against the Indomitable Lions will dash their hopes of qualifying for their first-ever African Cup of Nations.
The September 5 meeting will be the first-ever meeting between Gambia and Cameroon in the continent’s bi-annual football fiesta.
Cameroon eliminated The Gambia in the 2001 African U-20 youth championship qualifiers under the guidance of head coach Alagie Sillah.
The Gambia are currently occupying 2nd place in group M with a single point in one outing following their goalless draw away to South Africa on 13 June 2015 in Durban.
The Scorpions will be striving for a win against the Indomitable Lions come 5 September 2015, to top group M as well as keeping their dreams of qualifying for their first-ever African Cup of Nations.
Cameroon are topping group M with maximum 3 points in one game after their slender 1-0 win over Mauritania on 15 June 2015, in Yaoundé.
The Indomitable Lions will be contesting for a victory against the Scorpions come 5 September 2015, to grip the vital three points in order to stay on top in group M and maintain their hundred percent record in the qualifiers, as well as fancying their chances of qualifying for the 2017 African Cup of Nations after their early exit from the 2015 African Cup of Nations hosted in Equatorial Guinea.