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 remains 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.