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Fired on PSL but now doing wonders on Afcon

FORMER Free State Stars coach Tom Saintfiet continues to impress in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) as he puts Gambia, the bride, in the quarterfinals.


The Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet, who was sacked by the Free State Stars, lies in a major Afcon scandal in Cameroon Photo: BACKPAGEPIX


Madambe remembers the second round of the group stage where they beat Mauritania and Tunisia 1-0, drew 1-1 with Mali.


The Belgian, who arrived for the Free State Stars 2014 while playing for pay but was sacked for closing down 10 league games.


At the time Ea Llla Koto was playing 11 of 11 to win games, five defeats, two draws.


From there he organized teams in Togo, Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago as well as Malta, having been selected to lead the Gambia in 2018.


He has previously played in Belgium, Qatar, Germany, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Jordan, the Netherlands and Tanzania, as well as the national teams of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Malawi.


"I've been to many places and seen places but there is nothing like what we are doing in this Afcon with the Gambia team. I am very happy and proud of my players," Saintfiet told a news conference.


“By the time I got to the 2018 victory, Gambia had last maintained the program by beating Tanzania 2-0 in September 2013.


"There was no hope, the name asked for 172th place in the world, and it was ridiculous when I said I wanted to make it to the Afcon.


"I have traveled to Europe with my own and I will ask experienced players to represent the Gambia. I was doing that because I knew my purpose and I was never a money-spinner. "


Most of the Scorpions players play in Europe in the Italian, Spanish and other leagues, with Ebrima Sohna the only player in the Gambia league at Fortune FC.


He has goalkeeper Modou Jobe, who plays for the Black Leopards in the GladAfrica Championship, who is also part of the team and has played twice in the group stages.


Saintfiet said the artists chose him because he showed resilience and was determined to represent the Gambia, although some of them made themselves grow up in Europe.


"I feel special because I am part of this team and I trust the fans. I do not mean only writers who cooperate with them all as doctors, other writers, assistants and others".

"We have a team of three of the 27 candidates who love their country. I chose their name because I needed not only ábagáná writers who helped but also those who were willing to fight for support.


"There are millions of football teams in the country, in the country, only 211.


"We represent all Gambians, locals and foreigners, and we are in the process of getting used to the message."


The Gambia still faces another tough battle to face host Cameroon in the quarter finals.

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