Scorpions doubt for Marreh after broken nose injury

Sulayman Marreh is a major doubt for the Gambia’s match with Togo this Friday after the midfielder suffered a broken nose and concussion during a league game in Belgium.

The on-loan Watford player, who has been a regular for ‎KAS Eupen, coached by Frenchman Claude Makélélé, collided with a Royal Antwerp FC player during their home match on Saturday.

Marreh, who started the match, had to be immediately ejected in the 63rd minute after the injury before Eupen went on to lose 2-1.

The club released a statement on Monday saying the Gambian is recuperating but fell short in revealing how long he will be sidelined.

“Sulayman Marreh suffered facial trauma in last Saturday’s league match against Antwerp after his collision with an opponent, he suffered a broken nose and suffered concussion. A brain scanning has been performed and we are reassured by the medical team that Marreh will feel better and better as the days go,” Eupen’s statement read.

The 22-year-old, who starred in coach Tom Saintfiet’s Scorpions squad that drew 1-1 with Algeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers last month, might miss the trip to Lomé when Togo hosts the Gambia on Friday in the first leg of a double-header.