Scorpions Set For New Zealand Clash

Scorpions in Dubai Training Camp. Photo Credit: GFF Media

The Gambia national team (Scorpions) are set to take on New Zealand in an International friendly match on Tuesday 16th November 2021 in United Arab Emirate (UAE). 

Coach Tom Saintfiet and his 25 man squad are currently in the United Arab Emirates for a training camp.

This will be the Gambia’s final training camp before the pre AFCON training camp ahead of the continental showpiece that is set to start on the 9th of January 2021.

Both Modou Barrow and Bubacarr Jobe who were part of the Morocco camp, missed out on the team due to “quarantine rules and work permit”. The two players are replaced with Ebrima Colley and Muhammad Mbye.

Member of Coach Tom’s technical team with AS Roman wonder Kid, Ebrima Darboe

The Gambia are grouped against Mauritania, Tunisia and Mali in group F.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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