Scorpions’ holds 1st training session ahead of Algeria, Syria clashes

Dec 31, 2021, 4:17 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Gambia senior national team on Wednesday held its first training session in Doha, Qatar ahead of their international friendly matches with Algeria and Syria.

The Scorpions will play against the Algerians and Syrians on 1 and 5 January 2022 to prepare themselves physically and mentally fit for the continent’s biggest football fiesta set to begin on 9th January 2022.

Coach Tom Saintfiet and his charges will use their two international clashes with the Algerians and Syrians to improve their weakness ahead of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon.

The Gambia defeated Algeria 2-1 in the second-leg of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match played in Algiers, after their 1-1 draw in the first-leg of the continent’s biggest football showpiece qualifiers played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

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