A Gambia national football team plane made an emergency landing due to a sudden loss of oxygen during its flight to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations.
The team, known as the “Scorpions,” returned to Banjul after nine minutes of flight when they realised technical problems.
Meanwhile, the Gambia Sports Federation confirmed that the team suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, and some players did not wake up immediately after landing.
Airline Air Cote d’Ivoire is currently assessing the situation to determine the cause of the lack of oxygen and pressure in the cabin. The team was on their way to participate in the 34th edition of the biennial tournament in Ivory Coast, which begins on Saturday.
They are expected to take another flight to Ivory Coast on Thursday afternoon to attend matches in Yamoussoukro.