The Gambia Football Federation has confirmed that the Scorpions will play its Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations home match against South Sudan at the Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal on the 4th of June 2022.
“The general public is hereby informed that Gambia’s 2023 Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations home leg qualifier against South Sudan will be played on Saturday 4th June, 2022 at the Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal. The delegation that went to Senegal for logistical arrangements have met with the Senegalese Minister of Sports and the Stadium Management and have finalised discussions about all the elements of the organisation of the match, including security, protocols, and spectator entrance on the match day.” A GFF. media dispatch said.
The GFF revealed that the newly Senegal artefact stadium, Stade Abdoulaye Wade is not available for coach Tom Sainfiet and his charges because both The Gambia and the Taranga Lions are scheduled to play on the same date.
“Senegal’s National Team will be playing on the same day as us, thus, naturally, the Stade Adboulaye Wade cannot be at our disposal. During the course of the coming week, other information regarding the organisation of the match will be disclosed as and when they’re made.” GFF said.
The Gambia is in Group G of the Ivory Coast 2023 AFCON 2023 qualifiers alongside Mali, Congo Brazzaville and South Sudan.