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Gambia Football Association (GFA) has lined up two friendly games for the national team, Scorpions, in preparation for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Head coach Sang Dong confirmed two matches aganist Morocco and the Central African Republic that will be played in Rabat.

The Gambia team will face Morocco on March 23 before winding up the one -week camp in the North African country with another encounter aganist CAR on March 27 at a venue yet to be decided.

“The games are confirmed; we will play the CHAN team of Morocco and the CAR . We expect to receive some players from the old squad and the new players we have invited to join us. So far the response that we’ve got is positive and the players are willing to come and join us,” Sang Ndong said.

“We are still convincing some new players playing in England, Germany, France, Belgium and Italy to come and join us. We cannot consider the players that went to Europe through the ‘Backway’ because of their refugee status, until their status changes.

“This window in March is our only opportunity to get to see these players in action before June. We have players playing in all the positions all over Europe and even though some of them are young, we want to get to see them in action.”he added.

Sang’s coached side will play away to Benin in the opening game of the Afcon qualifiers in June this year, after which there will be no qualifier until March 2018 when the Scorpions host Algeria in Banjul.


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