May 30, 2012, 1:38 PM
Paul Put, head coach of The Gambia’s Scorpions, has assured the Gambian fans that his players would do everything possible to make them proud by reacting to their dismal defeat at the hands of Namibia last month.
Speaking at a press conference held at the Seaview Hotel where the team is camped, the Belgian tactician said: “My players are ready to react after that disappointing defeat in Namibia. They are motivated and ready to play.
“It is no secret that the players were not happy with the result against Namibia the last time but they are ready to fight for the 3 points and the game spirit is there to do it.”
Coach Paul, whose side will have nothing to play for after that shocking defeat in Namibia, used this game’s opportunity to call on the Gambians to come out in numbers to give the necessary support to the team against the Stallions of Burkina Faso in what is certainly the Scorpions’ farewell game for the campaign.
Even a massive victory for the Gambia will mean nothing because they have lost the fight on the journey for qualification and their hope of a best losers place is all but over following Namibia’s defeat.
However, the team will be without the services of several key players.
Among the casualties out of the tie are captain Mustapha Jarjue, the Nyassi brothers Sainey and Sanna, Lamin Basmen Samateh, Dawda Bah and Kebba Ceesay.
The following make up the full squad expected to face the Stallions of Burkina Faso: Pa Dembo Touray, Musa Camara, Alagie Jobe, Ebrima Sohna, Abdou Njie, Pa Modou Jagne, Dodou Susso, Abdou Jammeh, Omar Jawo, Abdourahman Dampha, Demba Savage, Saihou Gassama, Aziz Corr Nyang, Momodou Ceesay, Ebrima Sawaneh, Abdoulie Ken Mansally, Momodou Futty Danso, Ali Sowe, Babucarr Savage, Ousman Jallow and Tijan Jaiteh.