15 February 2013

Gambia/Senegal: Senegalese Test for Gamtel

Gamtel are in for a tough test of strength against Senegalese club ASC HLM in the Caf Confederation Cup on Sunday.

Tapha Manneh and men are making their second outing in the Confederation Cup having lost to Real De Bamako of Mali last year.

The Gambian FA Cup winners are into the preliminaries hoping to knock off likely stiff competition from visitors ASC when they host them at the Boxbar mini-stadium for the first-leg.

Tapha Manneh targets beyond the Sunday match hoping to reach the group stages.

Last year, the telecommunications giant brushed off Senegalese club Casa Sport to qualify into the next round on penalty shootouts only to fall prey to Real Bamako.

Gamtel endured an inconsistent form in the domestic league and fans will pray such a scenario doesn't repeat itself against Sunday's opponents.

They were Gambia's domestic club pride following a splendid outing in the WAFU finishing as finalist and the Caf Confederation.

Scoring prowess of Ali Sowe -sold to Italian club Chievo -will be missed but Manneh has found a goal gem in Sam Gibba with the presence of Hamang Conteh, Hatab Badjie a bigger plus including Assan Ceesay who recently has been kept under rehabilitation though unclear whether he would be included in this tie.

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