Coach Saintfiet Names Squad Ahead of Burundi, Ivory Coast World Cup Qualifiers


Head coach of The Gambia senior national team, Tom Saintfiet has named his squad ahead of the country’s 2026 World Cup qualifier matches against Burundi and Ivory Coast respectively.

The Gambia will open its 2026 World Cup qualifier campaign against Burundi on 16th November 2023 before taking on Ivory Coast in their second qualifier match on 20th November 2023.

The Gambia U-20 star Mahmudu Bajo received a first call up to the senior national team following his sterling performance with his club.

Coach Tom Sainfiet will be hoping to assemble a formidable squad to increase his side’s chances of beating Burundi and Ivory Coast.

The players selected for the Burundi and Ivory Coast  clashes are:


  1. Baboucarr Gaye
  2. Modou Jobe
  3. Lamin Sarr


  1. Omar Colley
  2. Buba Sanneh

6.Saidy Janko

8.Muhammed Sanneh

9.James Gomez

10.Noah Sonko Sundberg

11.Ismaila Jome


12.Mahamud Bajo

13.Hamza Barry

14.Alasanna Manneh

15.Alieu Fadera

16.Ebou Adams

17.Dawda Ngum

18.Jacob Mendy


19.Ebrima Colley

20.Bamba Sanyang

21.Assan Ceesay

22.Muhammed Badamosi

23.Ablie Jallow

24.Musa Barrow

Source : The Point