Jan 26, 2015, 10:23 AM
Sweden-based Gambian goalkeeper, Pa Dembo Touray, and two other goalkeepers who both ply their trade in the country’s top flight football, Christopher Allen and Musa Camara, formerly of the history-making Gambia national U-17 squad, formed part of the 23 players invited for the weekend clash at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Also in yesterday's training session was Pa Saikou Kujabi and Abdou Jammeh, who were among the first batch of the foreign-based stars to arrive in
Other foreign-based players in town are newcomers Kebba Ceesay and Modou Futty Danso, Omar Jawo, Alagie Sosseh, Ebrima Sohna, Tijan Jaiteh, Muhammed Mbye, the Nyassi brothers Sainey and Sanna, Abdoulie Mansally, Cherno Samba, Aziz Corr Nyang and Abdou Njie of the Gambia Ports Authority.
The Belgian tactician Paul Put, and national team coach, faces a huge task in selecting the final squad for the match, especially in the striking department which comprises three top forwards in Momodou Ceesay, Ousman Jallow and Njogu Demba, who are all enjoying a perfect start to the season in their respective clubs in Europe.
Paul who failed in his attempt to lead the team to their first Nations Cup appearance last year, after going close to a qualification berth, is however aware of the task and the importance of the Namibia encounter, which could decide the country's fate in a rather complicated group.
Meanwhile, the Namibian team, whose hope of achieving a positive result in