The Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has named his squad for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cote d’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers against South Sudan and Congo.

The Scorpions are set to face South Sudan on Saturday 4 June in Thies, Senegal before visiting Congo four days as they seek a second consecutive AFCON ticket following their history run in Cameroon.

Saintfiet has resisted any temptation to recall Alasana Manneh, Yusupha Njie and Ali Sowe in his latest squad but has brought back the fit-again duo of Ablie Jallow and Hamza Barry.

Barry, 27, returns to reignite his international career following a two and a half year absence due to a serious knee injury in late 2019.The Belgian coach says the diminutive playmaker’s return to full fitness is exciting news.


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