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Scorpions arrive in Ouagadougou

Oct 8, 2010, 2:45 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Senior National team yesterday arrived in Burkina Faso from Belgium ahead of their highly anticipated clash in the African Nations Cup qualifier in Ouagadougou on Saturday.

The team, headed by the Belgian tactician Paul Put wrapped up a four-day training camp in his native country Belgium in the buildup to the weekend's clash hunting for his first away win in the qualifier so far.

The in-form Scorpions side, who went close to booking a place in last year's Nations cup finals following their famous 1-1 draw against Teranga Lions of Senegal in Dakar, got off to a convincing start to the campaign with a stunning 3-1 success over lowly rated Namibia in Banjul.

"The team has successfully concluded a four-day training camp in Belgium and, as I am speaking to you, they are on their way to Burkina Faso ahead of Saturday's game," Seedy Kinteh, President of the Gambia Football Association, confirmed to Pointsport yesterday afternoon before heading to Burkina Faso to watch the big Scorpions Saturday encounter.

The game, which sets to produce a mouthwatering clash, is considered to be the biggest test for coach Paul Put and his men who are still struggling to make their first-ever Nations Cup appearance in the country's football history.

The team's hope of achieving any positive result is however boosted with the late arrival of Seattle Sounders midfielder Sanna Nyassi whose turnout was doubted after playing a huge part in his side's game in which he netted twice before flying to Ouagadougou to catch up with the rest of his teammates.

The rest of the squad invited for Burkina Faso clash are as follows: Pa Saikou Kujabi, Ebrima Sohna, Abdou Jammeh, Mustapha Toubabou Jarju, Aziz Corr Nyang, Ngogu Demba Nyren, Ousman Jallow, Abdoulie Mansally, Dawda Bah, Momodou Ceesay, Muhammed Mbye, Captain Pa Dembo Touray, Kebba Ceesay, Sainey Nyassi, Mamadou Danso, Omar Jawo, Musa Camara, Christopher Allen, Tijan Jaiteh and Pa Modu Jagne.