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Scorpions captain Mustapha Jarju wants to see off painful ending

Feb 28, 2012, 1:58 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi-Njie

It is a fact that The Gambia is a victim of falling out heroes from races of qualifiers in the continent by a low margin to fellow contenders.

The country is seeking to make amends and keep up its place at AFCON qualifiers for the next coming years.

Beating old foes Algeria in Banjul and away will not only help them realize this dream but will also send them into the qualifying round proper.

The Scorpions team captain Mustapha Jarju, who is aware of this fact, has strongly raised the importance of Wednesday’s preliminary round game.

He says it has been very painful for them to be experiencing an unhappy ending in every campaign over the years.

“We want to make sure that this time around nothing like that happens. The players are all ready for the game. Everything is going on well. The game will be a do or die one. We don’t come here to lose,” the Gambian international pointed out during a pre-match press conference at the team’s camp at the Seaview Hotel on Monday.

More prayers

Ousman Jallow, vice captain of the team, called on all Gambians to continue praying for the team in their intentions to win against familiar rivals Algeria.

He also commended President Yahya Jammeh for his continued support.

Time for Gambia to Move

Despite the fact that the team has missed a few key players, they are ready for the task ahead, says Abdou Jammeh, alias T-boy.

“It is time for us to move. We don’t care if they come with hundreds of professionals; we will win by all means,” the veteran defender charged.