Gambia call-up squad for CAR friendly

The Gambia has called up its squad list set to host the Central African Republic (CAR) in an international friendly match next week Friday.

The squad, consisting of 22 players, sees the return of Baboucarr Gaye and Yusupha Bobb into the squad.

It also includes a maiden call-up for quartet Basiru Mbye of Belgian side KSC Lokeren, Ousman Touray of German club SC Preußen Münster, Atalanta’s youth prodigy Ebrima Colley and former Real de Banjul midfielder Bun Sanneh, currently on the books of Senegalese side Génération Foot.

The Football Federation, in a release said, the addition into the squad of the four youngsters will give them the chance to join up with the squad in order to gain vital experience alongside their more senior counterparts.

Mustapha Carayol, Yusupha Njie, Bubacarr ‘Steve’ Trawally, Ablie Jallow, Amando Aust, Raymond Mendy and Ebrima ‘Ebou’ Adams are the notable absentees from the squad set to be under the guidance of Technical Director-cum coach Sang Ndong.

The erstwhile Scorpions gaffer will be assisted by U-23 coach Omar Sise, U-20 coach Mattar M’Boge and Gambia Ports Authority coach Alagie Sarr.

The Scorpions, who edged the CAR 2-1 in a friendly last year in Morocco, will hope to complete the double over the Wild Beasts when they face off on March 23 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau with kickoff billed for 17:00GMT (5pm).

Full Squad

Modou Jobe (El Kanemi Warriors, Nigeria), Baboucarr Gaye (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany), Alagie Nyabally (Gambia Ports Authority)

Simon Richter (FC Roskilde, Denmark), Dawda Ngum (FC Rosengård, Sweden), Bubacarr Sanneh (FC Midtjylland, Denmark), Omar Colley (KRC Genk, Belgium), Gregory Sambou (Gambia Ports Authority), Pa Modou Jagne (FC Zürich, Switzerland)

Sulayman Marreh (UD Almería, Spain), Alasana Manneh (FC Etar, Bulgaria), Tijan Jaiteh (Al-Markhiya, Qatar), Hamza Barry (Hadjuk Split, Croatia), Yusupha Bobb (Reggiana, Italy)

Modou Barrow (Reading FC, England), Lamin Jallow (Cesena, Italy), Ali SOWE (KF Skënderbeu, Albania), Assan Ceesay (FC Chiasso, Switzerland)