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Gambia no longer underdogs says Tom Saintfiet

Tom Saintfiet, Gambia national team coach says the Gambia is no longer underdog following it's surprising success in the last AFCON. The Belgian was responding to questions at pre match press conference in Thies. The coach described South Sudan as a we'll motivated side and the scorpions needs to be on their guard. Coach Saintfiet expressed disappointment over the absence of some big players. He said understands some may be nursing injuries but others have placed club commitments over nation. Tom said his team would all what it takes to secure the three points.




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