Appearing at Africa’s biggest football tournament, the Gambia national football team came out victorious in the country’s first game.
Ablie Jallow, scored the game’s only goal as the Gambia led the win against Mauritania. Jallow achieved the goal in the tenth minute with an impressive effort from outside the area by Musa Barrow, putting the team in Group F alongside Mali.
Despite being one of the lowest-ranked among teams at the African Cup of Nations–the Gambian scorpions are daring to win the competition, especially with a supporting fan–the Gambian population.
The win has been celebrated by Gambians both at home and abroad with appreciative messages on social media. The game was a big deal for the West African country, which was watched by many, including the country’s president.
Despite numerous setbacks and controversies after the country’s historic qualification, the Gambia found their way in the AFCON with a strong 28 man squad ready to make history.
Congratulations to the entire team and all those supporting the west African country.