The Gambia will take on Gabon Tuesday at Stade de Franceville,  Libreville, in the World Cup Qualification following the Scorpions’ comfortable victory against Seychelles during the weekend.

The Gambia stands fifth position in Group F with only 3 points while Gabon stands second with 6 points. Both teams played three games as the scramble for the 2026 World Cup intensified.

The senior football team now face an uphill task as tomorrow’s match is a must win game for them in order to stand a better position to qualify for the World Cup in two years.

Gabon will now hope to return to winning ways, but their record against Gambia is not encouraging. In three meetings, the hosts have lost twice and won once, with each side winning one competitive game apiece, with the third being an international friendly.

Gambia coach Jonathan McKinsitry, who desires to make the Scorpions a winning team, said their objective is always victory.

“Winning is what football is about at the end of the day. We still have a lot to work on. We’ve said this is the start of the journey, we’ve asked the team to play a lot higher-up in the field than we were before, and I think that’s going to take a little bit getting used to. It doesn’t happen overnight,” he said ahead of tomorrow’s match.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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