Major Setback For The Scorpions As AFCON Approaches

Coach Tom with some players at the Doha Camp

With only ten days before the Africa Cup of Nations will start in Cameroon, The Gambia national team is hit with a major blow at their camp in Qatar.

A squad of 28 players only had 14 players at camp due to injuries and covid cases and restrictions.

Explaining the current situation of the team, coach Tom Saintfiet said: 

“On the third day in Qatar, 14 players available, 4 positive Covid cases, 4 players not released by their clubs due to last-minute disrespectful rule of FIFA, 2 players not allowed to fly because not fully vaccinated and 2 players injured”.

Unless otherwise, this could be a major blow that will dampen the moods within the team’s camp if the situation is not urgently taken care of.

The Scorpions who traveled to Qatar for a training camp had their first training sessions with the 14 players in camp.

The team is expected to play a test game against Algeria and Syria before flying to Cameroon for the continental showpiece


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