Scorpions send worrying signals ahead of AFCON showdown
Tom Saintfiet and his Gambia national football team are leaving people questioning if they will really do well in the Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations after they lost two test games on the spin, conceding nine goals and scoring just three.
Many thought that the Scorpions will bounce back from their 7 - 2 humiliation against the Moroccan CHAN team when they face the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the second test game, but the narrative remains the same as the Scorpions were not able to find their venom after losing 2 - 1 to Sierra Leone.
Assan Ceesay put the Scorpions ahead from the penalty spot after just 22 minutes, but Sierra Leone regrouped and put two past the Scorpions. First Kai Kamara restored parity on the 25th minute before Fofana scored what eventually proved to be the winning goal on the 43rd minute against an out of form Gambia side.
This wasn't the performance shown by the Scorpions during the AFCON qualifiers where they showed class and consistency to finish on top of a group that consist of familiar faces like Gabon, DR Congo and Angola. Even after that, there has been consistency within the Scorpions camp as manifested in the Turkey training camps where the Scorpions defeated Niger and Togo and narrowly lost one-nil to Kosovo.
What actually is the problem of the Scorpions as Tom put up a formidable lineup that nobody will question. It remains the duty of the technicians to figure it out and address it on time.