Forward Assan Cessay and Lamin Jallow (Beck) are reported sick and thus would not be able to make the trip to Gabon while Muhammed Badamosi sustained injury. Gornik Zabrze’s Alassan Manneh, Nuha Marong of Granada, Sulayman Bojang of Sarpsborg 08, Ebrima Darboe of AS Roma are all been denied by their clubs to be released largely due to the new FIFA rule.
Another notable absentee is Modou Barrow who has complained of family reasons while Yusupha Bobb would not be able to catch the flight to Brussels due to documentation problems. Alasana Jatta is also injured while Maudo Jarju has earlier announced his unavailability to the squad.
Nonetheless, Saintfiet has included the following while maintaining the core of the players for the double header.
Pa Modou Jagne
Noah Sonko Sundberg
Robin Utseth Björnholm Jatta
The team departed Brussels on Monday afternoon on board the Special flight arranged by the GFF and the Gambia government and expected in Libreville at 21:00hrs. Players Bubacarr Sanneh and Ebrima Sohna have earlier arrived in Libreville from Banjul on Saturday 7 November with the Gambian contingent that comprises the local back room staff.