The Gambia Football Federation confirmed yesterday that Barrow, 22, as well as Leeds United winger Mustapha Carayol, and Rhyl FC left-back Ibou Touray would be in camp at 1:am Wednesday morning, meaning the United Kingdom based trio should have arrived by now.
They were stuck at the Lisbon Airport, Portugal, after they missed their flight to Dakar on Monday night.
Meanwhile, all the other European based players have joined the camp in Mbour.
In an exclusive interview with Observer Sports at the team’s training session in Mbour on Tuesday morning, Coach Sang Ndong said he was hopeful that the trio would join the camp today.
However, he said the late arrival of the trio does not affect the team’s preparations. “The mood in the camp is very good and we are still working on the chemistry, and the signs are good.”
The coach said he is working on the game plan for Friday’s encounter, noting that the experience players have a great role to play during the game.
Sang said he was also quite impressed with his two assistants, Matarr Mboge and Alhagie Sarr, and the entire coaching staff.
by Alieu Ceessy in Dakar, Senegal