Coach Saintfiet releases provisional squad for Angola, DR Congo AFCON clashes

Mar 9, 2021, 12:20 PM

Scorpions Coach Tom Saintfiet has called a provisional list of 50 players ahead of this month’s African Cup of Nations final round of qualifiers at home to Angola and away to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Gambia, currently ranked 157 in the world, is top of the log with seven points, the same number with Gabon.

The Scorpions will head into the crucial encounters at the back of an impressive home win over The Panthers at the end of last year.

The team will go to camp on March 22 ahead of the home match with the Palancas Negras on March 25 with kick-off at 4pm before rounding off their qualifiers with an away match to third place Democratic Republic of Congo (Leopards) in Kinshasa on 29 March 2021.

Victory at home over Angola on match-day five coupled with a win for Gabon against DR Congo will secure us a maiden place in the AFCON finals with a match to spare.

With their destiny in their own hands, the Scorpions need a maximum four points to qualify, irrespective of the outcome of other matches.

The Belgian tactician will trim his squad to a final list of 25 players before the two encounters.


  1. Modou Jobe
  2. Sheikh Sibi -Virtus Verona - Italy
  3. Baboucarr Gaye-RW Koblenz - Germany
  4. Salifu Seneghore - Finland
  5. Lamin Sarr -Torns IF - Sweden


  1. Pa Modou Jagne
  2. Omar Colley -Sampdoria Italy
  3. Buba Sanneh -AGF Denmark
  4. Noah Sonko -Sundberg FK Ostersund - Sweden
  5. Robin Utseth Bjornholm Jatta -Stjordals Blink IL Norway
  6. Maudo Jarju- Elfsborg Sweden
  7. Ngine Faye Njie -CasaSport Senegal
  8. Sulayman Bojang- Sarpsborg Norway
  9. Moussa Kamara -Balzan FC Malta
  10. Sheriff Sinyan- Molde FK Norway
  11. Alieu Jatta- Al Nomoon Egype
  12. James Gomez- AC Horsen Denmark
  13. Ismaila Jome -USA


19 Sulayman Marreh -AA Gent Belgium

  1. Mohammed Mbye -FC Trollhattan Sweden
  2. Dawda Ngum -Bronshoj BK Denmark
  3. Ebrima Sohna
  4. Sainey Njie- Dunajska Streda Slovakia
  5. Alasana Manneh -Gornik Zabrze Poland
  6. Ebrima Darboe -AS Roma Italy
  7. Alfusainey Jatta- RK RFS Latvia
  8. Matarr Ceesay
  9. Yusupha Bobb-Livorno Italy
  10. Abubakr Barry -Hap Kfar Shalem Israel
  11. Saikou Touray -Kiryat Shmona Israel


  1. Musa Barrow -FC Bologna Italy
  2. Modou Barrow- Jeonbuk Motors South Korea
  3. Ebrima Colley -Hellas Verona Italy
  4. Buba Jobe -Mjallby Sweden
  5. Ablie Jallow -RFC Seraing Belgium
  6. Abdoulie Sanyang- Beerschot Belgium
  7. Lamin Jallow- Vicenza Italy
  8. Kalifa Manneh -Catania Italy
  9. Musa Juwara -FC Bologna Italy
  10. Adama Jammeh- Etoile du Sahel Tunisia
  11. Aboubakary Kante -CF Fuenlabrada Spain
  12. Alieu Fadara -Pohroni Slovakia


  1. Assan Ceesay FC Zurich- Switzerland
  2. Muhammad Badamosi -KV Kortrijk Belgium
  3. Steve Trawally Ajman-UAE
  4. Nuha Marong Granada Spain
  5. Dembo Darboe Shakhtyor Soligorsk Belarus
  6. Alassana Jatta -Viborg FF Denmark
  7. Alieu Sowe -FK Rostov, Russia
  8. Momodou Bojang- Brikama United, The Gambia