Monday, December 4

Another headache for GFF as World Cup double header nears

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Even with the excitement over the Afcon draw still boiling, with fans calling for a test match, the Gambia Football Federation GFF has since shifted its focus to a more imminent task.

The country’s long journey in search of a place at the World Cup finals in 2026 starts in 25 days time with an away and home match against Burundi.

Burundi, like The Gambia, does not have a Caf approved venue and will in the next few days announce its preferred venue where the Scoprions must travel to. The return leg is only a few days apart with the Gambia expected to name a venue before the end of this month.

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Contacted about the venue for Gambia’s match, the second vice president of the GFF Ebou Faye said nothing has been decided on that yet. Burundi is yet to fix a date for their home leg but both legs should be played between 13 and 21 November. “The Gambia will pick a date and venue as soon as Burundi decided,” Faye said.

On the Afcon, Mr Faye said there are plans for a pre tournament camping as was the case the last time. “ But the focus now at this moment is the world cup qualifiers,” he said.

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