AFCON 2019: Gambia Bags a Valuable Point in Lome

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The scorpions bag a valuable away point in Togo at the Stade Municipal Of Lome where the host and visitors both have 1 point coming into week 3 of Group D  AFCON 2019 Qualifiers.

Gambia opened the scoring in the 7th minute when star striker of FC Zurich Assan Ceesay fired a powerful deflected shot that lodged itself into the net. The Scorpions went into the dressing room leading by a solitary goal. Heavy down poor of rainfall delayed the restart of the game but the match officials decided the game can proceed after some appeals of further delay by Togolese coach Claude Le Roy.

Gambia had other chances with Atlanta Prodigy Musa Barrow and Bubacarr Sanneh both coming close denied by poor finishing and the crossbar respectively. Dankey Kevin of Togo Volleyed home some 20 yards away from a rebound to restore parity in the 84 minute. All square it ended with Gambian coach Tom Sanfiet who was formerly with Togo the happier of the coaches. The return leg will be played on Tuesday 16th October, 2018. Gambia looking forward for its first ever CAN appearance in 2019. Meanwhile in same group Algeria defeated Benin 2 goals to nil in Algiers. Algeria are on top with 7 points, Benin second with 4, both Gambia and Togo are with 2. First and second in this group will surely book their tickets to CAN 2019 in Cameroon.

Shaykh Tijan Gaye – SunuGambia

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