Coach Saintfiet will trim his squad to 28 players before the commencement of the continent's bi-annual biggest football fiesta on 9 January 2022.
The Scorpions are set to clash with current Africa champions Algeria in an international friendly match on 1 January 2022 in Qatar, as part of their preparations for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Gambia will begin their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Mauritania on 12 January 2022 before rubbing shoulders with Mali in their second match on 16 January 2022.
The Scorpions will lock horns with Tunisia in their third match on 20 January 20222.
The players selected for the provisional squad are:
1.Baboucarr Gaye 21.Sulayman Marreh
2.Sheikh Sibi 22.Ebrima Darboe
3.Lamin Sarr 23.Yusupha Bobb
4.Modou Jobe 24.Ebou Adams
5.Lamin Saidy 25.Alasana Manneh
6.James Gomez 26.Mahdi Camara
7.Noah Sonko Sundberg 27.Yusupha Njie
8.Maudo Jarjue 28.Ablie Jallow
- Ibou Touray 29.Bubacarr Steve Trawally
- Saidy Janko 30.Ebrima Colley
- Muhammed Mbaye 31.Lamin Jallow
- Leon Guwara 32.Buba Jobe
- Omar Colley 33.Assan Ceesay
- Sheriff Sinyan 34. Muhammed Badamosi
15.Sulayman Bojang 35.Modou Barrow
16.Muhammed Sanneh 36.Dembo Darboe
17.Pa Modou Jagne 37.Musa Barrow
18.Buba Sanneh 38.Kalifa Manneh
19.Dawda Ngum 39.Nuha Marong Krubally
20.Ebrima Sohna 40.Abdoulie Sanyang