Scorpions headcoach Mariama Boom Sowe announces her final 25-woman squad

The Gambia women’s national team gaffer, Mariama Boom Sowe addressing her team during one the training sessions.

The Gambia women’s national team gaffer, Mariama Boom Sowe has finally trimmed the size of her squad from 35 to 25 players ahead of the African women’s nations cup qualifiers against Sierra Leone.

The first leg of the double header will be played in Freetown on the 20th of October 2021.

Coach Sowe and her team will be in camp on Tuesday 12th October 2021 at the National Technical Training Center in Old Yundum.

The list of the players:

1. Amie Jarjue

2. Aminata Gaye

3. Metta Sanneh

4. Fatou Lowe

5. Binta Colley

6. Mbassy Darboe

7. Fatou Darboe

8. Jabou Jobarteh

9. Penda Bah

10. Catherine Jatta

11. Mam Drammeh

12. Matty Manga

13. Fatoumata Sowe

14. Mariama Ceesay

15. Clara Gomez

16. Awa Tamba

17. Rohey Samba

18. Ellen Gai

19. Jalika Badjie

20. Ola Buwaro

21. Penda Colley

22. Kaddyjatou Bayo

23. Fanta Jarju

24. Amie Sidibeh

25. Ruggy Joof


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