AFCON 2021: Gambia 1 – 0 Mauritania – Scorpions bite Lions of Chinguetti in historic win


Gambia beat Mauritania 1-0 in their historic Africa Cup of Nations win in the second group F game in Limbe on Wednesday evening.

The Scorpions of Gambia played their first game ever at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament and defeated the Lions of Chinguetti who made their second appearance in the tournament and a second tournament appearance consecutively.

Despite their win, Mauritania were the stronger team on the day and created countless chances which was wasted by the attackers.

As early as the 10th minute mark of the match, Ablie Jallow scored a world class long ranger to give the Scorpions the lead to settle their nerves.

In the second half, Mauritania played better and had better opportunities to scored but failed to utilize their chances and succumbed to a 1-0 defeat.

Mauritania face wounded Tunisians on Sunday while the newbies, Zambia face Mali.

By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH

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