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Scorpions set for Algeria, Syria clashes as AFCON looms

Dec 24, 2021, 2:29 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Gambia senior national team is set for its upcoming international friendly matches against African champions Algeria and Syria on 1 and 5 January 2022 in Qatar, as the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations edges closer.

The Scorpions will use their two warm up matches to prepare themselves fit for the continent’s bi-annual biggest football showpiece set to begin on 9 January 2022.

The Gambia have been drawn with Tunisia, Mali and Mauritania in Group F of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Scorpions are set to begin their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Mauritania on 12 January 2022 before rubbing shoulders with Mali in their second group match on 16 January 2022.

The Gambia will play against Tunisia in their third and final group match on 20 January 2022.

Meanwhile, the Scorpions secured qualification to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations after finishing top-spot in Group D of the qualifiers with 10 points after six group matches.

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