23 Gambian footballers and nine officials are today expected to leave Banjul for Darussalam in Tanzania where they will take on the Taifa Stars in the second Group C game in the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Gambian delegation that also included three coaches, a goalkeeper trainer, team administrator, physio, Kits manager and team doctor will be headed by Malang Jassey, the deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The delegation after the Darussalam game will proceed to Algiers where they play the Desert Foxes of Algeria in the second leg qualifiers for the 2013 African Cup of Nations first round qualifiers. This information was released by the Normalisation Committee of the Gambia Football Association through its Media officer, Bakary B Baldeh.
The Scorpions who opened their 2014 World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw with the Atlas Lions of Morocco on Saturday will play the Taifa Stars of Tanzania on the 9th June in Darussalam before traveling. The team will then proceed to play the North African side for the second leg of the 2013 CAN qualifiers for South Africa against the Desert Foxes scheduled to take place in Blida on the 15th June, 2012.
The GFA Normalisation Committee while announcing the Gambian team and officials to both matches solicits the support of every Gambian for the Scorpions' success in the two crucial fixtures.
Modou Sowe Team Administrator, Luciano Mancini Head Coach, Peter Bonu Johnson,Asst Coach, Lamin Sambou Asst Coach, Alhagie Marong Goalkeeper Trainer, Pa Matarr Ndow Physio, Sanna Bojang Kits Manager, Kalifa Manneh, Doctor, Malang JasseyHead of Delegation.
Musa Camara, Abdou Jammeh, Momodou Futty Danso, Lamin Basmen Samateh, Ousman Koli, Pa Saikou Kujabi, Mustapha Kebba Jarju, Yankuba Mal Ceesay, Demba Savage, Saihou Gassama, Alieu Darboe, Momodou Ceesay, Pa Modou Jagne, Tijan Jaiteh, Bubacarr Sanyang, Christopher Allen, Musa Yaffa, Sulayman Marr, Mamut Saine, Hamsa Barry, Ali Sowe, Omar Colley and Saloum Faal.