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INTERNATIONAL NEWS | Jacob Mendy selected for The Gambia squad for the Africa Cup of Nations

9 January 2024

Feature

INTERNATIONAL NEWS | Jacob Mendy selected for The Gambia squad for the Africa Cup of Nations

9 January 2024

Congratulations to Jacob Mendy, who has received a call up to represent The Gambia at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

After impressing Scorpions boss Thomas Saintfiet on debut in November, Mendy has made into the final squad for the tournament which takes place in Ivory Coast.

It’s the second time in their history that The Gambia have qualified for the competition, after reaching the Quarter Finals in 2021.

Mendy, 26, has impressed once again for the Red Dragons this season, with a number of assists and his most recent goal coming against Yeovil Town in the Emirates FA Cup.

The Gambia kickstart their campaign on January 15 against the current holders Senegal, with Cameroon and Guinea also joining them in Group C.

Ahead of joining up with the Scorpions squad, Mendy explained he was proud, and honoured to receive a call-up for such a prestigious tournament.

He said: “It is a very proud moment for me. It has always been a dream that I can represent my country and to be selected is an honour.”

Mendy becomes only the second ever Wrexham player to represent the Club at an international tournament, as Dennis Lawrence featured for Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup.

On hitting such a milestone, Phil Parkinson paid tribute to Mendy’s story and wished him well for the competition.

He said: “We’re all pleased for Jacob, it’s a good opportunity for him and he is very proud to represent his country.

“We wish him all the best and will be watching him closely during the tournament.”


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