Gillingham v Senegal friendly off
Senegal will no longer be playing the Gills in a friendly
after confusion over who had authority over their fixtures.
Last week the Gills announced they were to play the African
nation’s Olympic team ahead of Senegal’s London 2012 qualifying
match in Coventry.
The game was due to be played at Priestfield on Tuesday, April
17, but that game has been scrapped.
A statement from the Gills said: "We have been informed that the
Senegalese Olympic Committee, who were arranging the football
team’s trip to Medway in April, don’t have official control over
the football team until they qualify for the games. Until
qualification is secured the team remains the responsibility of the
Senegalese Football Federation."
The Olympic side will now head straight to Coventry to face Oman
in their qualifier without a match with the Gills. The Senegal
Olympic squad will train in Medway ahead of the games.
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