AFCON: Gambia starts with a surprise win

13 Jan 2022, Limbe Stadium:- Gambia enjoyed a dream Africa Cup of Nations debut by beating Mauritania 1-0 in Limbe to go joint-top of Group F. Gambia, thus have 3 points after their first game.

Ablie Jallow struck the winner after 10 minutes as he controlled Musa Barrow’s pass with one touch before scoring from 25 yards with his second.

Mauritania rallied strongly late in the first half but failed to seriously trouble Gambian goalkeeper Modou Jobe.

The Scorpions move level with Mali, who beat Tunisia 1-0 earlier on Wednesday.

Lying 150th, The Gambia are the lowest-ranked team at the Nations Cup in Cameroon, and next face Mali – whose victory was a bit controversial on Sunday.

Match score:- Gambia – 1 : Mauritania – 0