Debutant Gambia stun Guinea to reach AFCON quarterfinal

by | Jan 25, 2022 | African News, Football Africa, Sport News | 0 comments

The Gambia put themselves in the continental history football books after they defeated Guinea 1-0 in their last sixteen AFCON match on Monday to progress.

The GAMBIA stunned their opponents 1-0 on Monday to make it through to the last eight of the competition.

The West African Nation has caused a shock at the last-16 stage of the Africa Cup of Nations by stunning Guinea 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals. 

Making their debut in the tournament, were the lowest-ranked FIFA team competing, sitting down in 150th in the world.

They had already caused a stir by qualifying from the group Mauritiana, Mali and Tunisia but were the heavy underdogs going into the clash against Guinea.

A resilient Gambia side once again upset the odds in Cameroon thanks to a 71st minute Musa Barrow goal. Their winger Yusupha Nije was shown a red card on 87 minutes, but Guinea had a man sent off themselves when Ibrahima Conte was given his marching orders in added time.

And in the end, Gambia managed to hold on, leading to wild scenes of celebration. It remains to be seen just how much further they can progress in the tournament.

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