GAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM MAKES HISTORY QUALIFIED TO QUARTER FINAL 

GAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM MAKES HISTORY QUALIFIED TO QUARTER FINAL

GAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM MAKES HISTORY QUALIFIED TO QUARTER FINAL 
GAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM MAKES HISTORY QUALIFIED TO QUARTER-FINAL 

The Gambia National Team has made his history at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The debutants have qualified to the quarter-finals of the biggest football tournament in Africa “AFCON”.

Musa Barrow’s second-half goal handed the Gambia a historic 1-0 triumph against Guinea in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals on Monday at the Stade Omnisports de Bafoussam.

The Scorpions are yet to lose in their inaugural appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations and have yet to lose in the campaign.

The Syli Nationale were missing their crucial captain Naby Keita, who was serving a suspension, while the Gambia had to make some last-minute alterations to their starting lineup after three players, Ibou Touray, Noah Sonko, and Saidy Janko, pulled out due to illness.

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Modou Barrow and Musa Barrow were expected to be involved in the attack for the Scorpions and try to get the goals.

In the first half, there were relatively few clear-cut chances. Guinea had a half-chance early in the second half. When the ball fell to him in the six-yard area from a corner, Mohamed Bayo struggled to connect with it. His effort at a shot was way too high in the air.

Musa Barrow came close moments later, stinging Guinea goalkeeper Aly Keita’s gloves with a left-footed strike from distance.

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Just before halftime, Guinea came near again, with Mohamed Bayo’s shot going straight into the palms of Gambia goalkeeper Baboucarr Gaye.

The second quarter followed the same pattern as the first, with both teams attempting to create an opening.

The Gambia suffered a setback when key player Ablie Jallow was forced to leave the game due to injury. Ebrima Colley took his position.

The two coaches were hoping to finish the game in regulation time to avoid having to play extra time and penalties.

 

But it was the Scorpions who struck first, with Musa Barrow finding space in the Guinea defense to neatly slide the ball past keeper Aly Keita 20 minutes from time.

With only a few minutes left on the clock, the Scorpions were down to ten players. For a bad foul, Yusupha Njie was given a second yellow card. With Ibrahima Sory Conté receiving his matching orders, Guinea was reduced to ten men as well.

The Gambia held on to get to the quarterfinals with yet another surprising victory.

.QUALIFIED COUNTRIES SO FAR

BURKINA FASO

TUNISIA

GAMBIA

CAMEROON

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  1. Ibrahim, I’m proud of you. I pray you reach where ever you want to 🙏🏽🤲🏽📿 I hope to see you…

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