By Lamin Drammeh
Asc de Linguere international goalkeeper Alagie Jobe, is confident that the Scorpions of the Gambia will qualify for the finals of the 32nd edition of Orange Caf African cup of nations scheduled to take place in Cameroon in 2019.
The former U-17 youngster who is equally optimistic of securing or maintaining a regular first team place with the team, is highly impressed with Scorpions recent performances.
However, he expressed confident that this year could mark the beginning of historic accomplishments in Gambian football as the team continues their search for African nations and world cups finals.
The scorpions on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, gathered in the North African nation of Morocco, where they will intensify preparations for the continental tournament qualifier match against Benin in June.
The rejuvenated scorpions with indisputable talents will play a friendly game away to Morocco, who are likely to feature a team made-up of local based players (CHAN), against coach Sang Ndong’s men.
The struggling Gambian team blended with local based players and a handful of foreign based stars, will later proceed to central Africa Republic, where they are scheduled to play another test match before returning to their respective clubs next week.
Speaking on Gambia’s chances of qualifying, Jobe, said”I am very confident with our chances because we have a good team capable of going through. We will continue to fight to be the best like we always do whenever we participate in the qualifiers, added the former Flamings star goalie.
We are very much determined and prepared to fight harder to achieve the nations cup qualifications for the Gambian people who are desperately waiting for history to be made,”says Jobe, who won two league cups and FA cup title during his career with Real de Banjul marred by spectacular goalkeeping display, thus making him one of the most successful gloves men in Real de Banjul’s history.
The former Nially Tally star who had a year long spell in Tunisia, also won the league with the Khaki boys Armed Forces during the 2009/10 GFF league season.
With many national caps under his belt, Toldo is one of the best known goalkeepers in the country.