Our prediction for this match:
Emirhan Sport Center Stadium will host Friday’s friendly between Kosovo and Gambia. Kosovo suffered a 2-1 loss to Guinea on Tuesday, but it has to be noted that head coach Bernard Challandes rested several first-team regulars. Considering that Kosovo will be without star players against Gambia as well, we do not believe that home win should be considered.
Tom Saintfiet’s troops, on the other hand, are brimming with confidence ahead of Friday’s clash as they defeated both Niger (2-0) and Togo (1-0) in the previous two warm-up games. Gambia did well to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, and seeing that Kosovo head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, away win should be considered. It has to be noted that the two national teams have never met before on the international stage. Both Darboe and Guwara are pushing for a start for the nominal visitors.
Highlighted Player (Milot Rashica):
Milot Rashica is a Kosovo Albanian player who was born on June 28, 1996 in Vucitrn, FR Yugoslavia. Rashica is a product of FC Vushtrria football academy and he continued playing for the Ferki Aliu Stadium outfit at senior level.
Milot Rashica is a winger, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well and it has to be noted that his preferred foot is right. Nowadays, the Albanian footballer plays for Vitesse in Dutch Eredivisie and he has established himself as a first-team regular at the club.
Milot Rashica made his Vitesse debut on July 30, 2015, coming as a substitute for Serbia international Uros Djurdjevic in a 3-0 defeat to Southampton in the Europa League qualifiers. Speaking of his Eredivisie debut, Rashica played his first match for Vitesse in the Dutch elite division on August 9, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with Willem II. The Vitesse footballer has six caps for Albania U21 team, but he represents Kosovo at senior level.