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Scorpions to take on Namibia tomorrow

Oct 12, 2015, 10:18 AM

The Gambia senior national team known as the Scorpions will take on Namibia in the second leg of the preliminary qualifiers for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Scorpions, who were held to a 1-1 draw at home by the Brave Warriors in the first leg on Friday, settled down in South Africa after arriving on Saturday evening en route to Namibia for the return leg.

The team under the guidance of Coach Raoul Savoy is spirited very high at both hotel and on voyage with a renewed hope of overturning a likely Namibia advantage at home to the Scorpions later in Windhoek, according to a media release issued by GFF Publicity/Marketing Officer.

The team and delegation is being headed by Martin Gomez 3rd Vice President of the GFF.

The Scorpions and delegation are hosted at Garden Court Hotel very close to the Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, added the release.

The Scorpions were expected to train on Sunday morning at 08:00am before proceeding to Windhoek, Namibia for the return leg of the qualifier slated for Tuesday 13 October 2015 at the Sam Nujoma National Stadium.

The Scorpions left Banjul on Saturday morning after a one-all draw to the Brave Warriors at the Independence Stadium.

Meanwhile, the release also reported that, the team is without Demba Savage who was struck in the head when he was challenged by his opponent at the Namibian goal half.

According to team doctor, Savage could not make it to Windhoek because of what he referred to as a concoction and thus a total rest is needed for him. Nonetheless, all the other players are on board.