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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Njogu’s Strike Earns Gambia a Win

By Omar Bah 
The Gambia national team, darling Scorpions have finally broken their poor run of form on Tuesday with a 1 nil win over the 2012 CAN host Gabon in an international friendly played in France.
Njogu Demba’s only goal of the game come at a better time for the Scorpions who are preparing to face Namibia in the CAN qualifiers believing nothing less than a win in Namibia will see their hope of qualifying over with Burkina standing firm in the group with 9 points and played a game more than the Scorpions.   
Coming into the game Gambia played only seven international 'A' matches, all of them friendlies, since the previous edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Consequently, there has not been any change among the leading pack in the last ranking as Gambia remain in 103 position.
The win is the first for the senior team, since their 3-1 thumping of Namibia in the African Cup of nation’s qualifiers In Banjul.
This time, Paul Putt and his boys have restored a little bit of hope to the fans back home, with a win against the host Gabon, and a good sign going to their next game in Namibia in September 2011, and Burkina in Banjul in the last group game.

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