Hosts Angola and champions, Egypt have confirmed two international friendlies each as part of their buildup to the 27th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off in Luanda on the 10th of January.
Neither country, however, seems to have Gambia in their plans although Scorpions coach Paul Put is known to have sent out invitations to his players in respect of three warm up matches against Angola, Egypt and Tunisia next month.
Thus far only Tunisia has announced plans to play against the Gambia on the 9th of January.
Angola and Egypt who the Scorpions are supposed to meet on the 2nd and 5th of January respectively have instead confirmed tune-ups against Estonia, Burkina Faso, Malawi and Mali.
The hosts face Estonia on the 30th of December and Burkina Faso on the 3rd of January while the defending African champions test their mettle against Malawi and Mali on the 29th of December and 4th of January.
The test match against Tunisia is scheduled to be played in Tunis, while unconfirmed reports reaching Gambia Sports Online suggest that the workouts against Angola and Egypt have been earmarked for venues in Portugal and United Arab Emirates respectively.
Despite the silence from both Angola and Egypt the option to play against the Gambia remains open as the dates associated with the matches remain open.