Apr 27, 2011, 3:25 PM
The Scorpions arrived in Morocco yesterday morning ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against the Atlas Lions billed for Saturday 15 June in Marrakech.
Flying out from Banjul at quarter past four in the morning on board Royal Air Maroc, it took the Gambian team and officials three and half hours to arrive in Cassablanca.
The team was received at the airport by officials of the Morocco Football Federation alongside Malik Sillah, a senior staff of the Gambian Embassy in Rabat.
The team was later driven for a three-hour journey to Marrakech where the Saturday qualifier is scheduled to be played.
All the players, except Momodou Ceesay and Mamadou F. Danso, are on board. The duo have been called by their respective sides for club engagements just after the weekend game in Banjul against Ivory Coast where the Scorpions lost three nil to the Elephants.
According to Head Coach Peter Bornu Johnson, the first training session for the team will be at 6pm when all the lads will have had a good rest after enduring from a tiring journey. The team is hosted at Hotel Du Golf.
Bakary B. Baldeh
GFF Media Officer