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Gambia’s AFCON journey resumes after tragic plane incident

After a harrowing incident that almost claimed their lives, the Gambia national team is finally en route to Ivory Coast for the AFCON, ‘throwing under the bus’, the haunting memory of a near-disaster that sent shockwaves to the football community across the globe.

In a chilling episode, several players lost consciousness when the cabin oxygen supply failed on their chartered flight from Banjul to the Ivory Coast on Wednesday.

The pilot’s swift decision to make an emergency landing, just nine minutes into the journey, averted what could have been a catastrophic outcome.

In an update, the Gambia National Team Players have successfully boarded their flight, seeking prayers from the Gambian public as they express their determination to honour the nation.

Scorpions Captain Omar Colley, addressing the media, assured that the team is in good spirits and ready to deliver on the field.

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Colley emphasized the importance of support from the Gambian people. “We are going there to make them proud, and we will make them proud.”He started.

The departure of the plane signals a symbolic triumph over adversity as the Gambia national team regroups for their tournament opener against Senegal on Monday.

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The resilience shown by the players in the face of a life-threatening ordeal serves as a testament to their determination to overcome challenges and make a mark in the AFCON, showcasing the true spirit of Gambian football.



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