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Gambia national team coach Sang Ndong has named new faces in his 22 man squad to take on Central African Republic in an international friendly slated for Friday 23rd March at the Independence Stadium.

KSC Lookeen teenage sensation Basiru Mbye gets his maiden call up to the senior team where he will be joined by new kid on the block at Atalanta FC, Ebrima Colley .

FC Rosengård midfielder Dawda Ngum,who has been impressive at his Swedish side is also named in the squad.

Generation Foot midfielder Bun Sanneh also gets a slot in the team that also has Reading FC forward Modou Barrow who is the first Gambian to score in the English Premier League.

Mustapha Carayol, Ablie Jallow, Sanna Nyassi and Ousman Jallow have been overlooked whilst Boavista’s Yusupha Njie withdrew because of paperwork problems with only two local based players included.

Both sides last met in a friendly international match one year ago in Rabat, Morocco, with Gambia winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Mustapha Carayol and Modou Barrow.

The Scorpions last engagement was another 2-1 win against the CHAN 2018 winners Morocco, with both goals coming from Assan Ceesay.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers :
Modou JOBE (El Kanemi Warriors, Nigeria), Baboucarr GAYE (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany), Alagie NYABALLY (Ports Authority)

Defenders :
Simon RICHTER (FC Roskilde, Denmark), Dawda NGUM (FC Rosengård, Sweden), Bubacarr SANNEH (FC Midtjylland, Denmark), Omar COLLEY (KRC Genk, Belgium), Gregory SAMBOU (Ports Authority), Pa Modou JAGNE (FC Zürich, Switzerland)

Midfielders :
Sulayman MARREH (UD Almería, Spain), Alasana MANNEH (FC Etar, Bulgaria), Tijan JAITEH (Al-Markhiya, Qatar), Hamza BARRY (Hadjuk Split, Croatia), Yusupha BOBB (Reggiana, Italy)

Forwards :
Modou BARROW (Reading FC, England), Lamin JALLOW (Cesena, Italy), Ali SOWE (KF Skënderbeu, Albania), Assan CEESAY (FC Chiasso, Switzerland)

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