By Lamin Drammeh
Scorpions goalkeeper Modou Jobe is a doubt for Benin clash after picking up a muscle injury in their 2-1 loss to Ghana on Wednesday.
The impressive goalkeeper who has kept a clean sheet during a 0-0 first half scoreline encounter against the Ghanaian B team in Accra, limped off the pitch in agony, leading to his substitution when the game was still tied on goalless. He remain doubtful as Scorpions set to face Benin in their opening group D fixtures of the AFCON qualifier scheduled to take place in Cotonou on Sunday.
Speaking to The Fatu Network from the scorpions based in Ghana, Toldo said, “I’ve picked up a muscle injury during the first half of the test match against Ghana and the coach asked me to come out in order to avoid further problem to the muscle injury. I was eventually substituted but now I’m feeling much better ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Benin from Ghana where we are currently training together in preparation for the Sunday encounter against Benin,”he said.
Jobe is a regular starter with the scorpions with where he remains the most trusted goalkeeper under coach Sang Ndong. And Should he miss the Benin game, it will have a devastating blow to the Gambia’s hope of winning the opening qualifier game of the group D fixtures which has pitted them against Togo, Algeria and Benin as the battle to qualify for the Africa nations cup set to kick off this weekend.
Jobe has had a fine start to life at his new club ASC Linguere of Senegal where he has featured in most of their games as a regular.
Linguere are widely trailed 22 points by league leaders Generation Foot who enjoyed ten point lead at the summit of the league standings on 47 points in the ongoing Senegalese first division league.
Aziz Wade who replaced former coach Vitor Salvador at Linguere got off to a winning start to his debut game at the helm.
Jobe has constantly been link with a move away from ASC Linguere with several Senegalese clubs keen to secure the service of former Real de Banjul and Armed Forces goalkeeper.
He has only one-year left on his two year contract with Linguere who bought him from Niarry Tally for an undisclosed transfer fee in November 2016.