The Gambia players celebrate after securing a round of 16 berth at AFCON 2021 (Credit: CAF Media)

AFCON 2021:

Group F:

  • The Gambia 1-0 Tunisia
  • Mali 2-0 Mauritania

Group E:

  • Algeria 1-3 Ivory Coast
  • Equatorial Guinea 1-0 Sierra Leone

The Gambia scored at the very last minute of the game against Tunisia in group F during Group F’s final game at the Limbe Stadium on Thursday night.

Ablie Jallow scored past goalkeeper Ben Said at the death of the game to secure maximum points that also guarantee them a slot at the round of 16 stage.

The Carthage Eagles missed a penalty through Jaziri after a foul by Modou Jagne.

The Gambia players celebrate their success at AFCON 2021 finals in Cameroon (Credit: CAF Media)

Also, the North Africans had Mohamed Drager red carded in stoppage time for a second bookable offence to give the Scorpions numerical advantage.

Tom Saintfiet’s coached side finish as runners up in group F behind Mali who overcame Mauritania 2-0.

A goal in either half from Massadio Haidara and Ibrahima Kone (penalty) spurred Mali to victory.

The Gambia take on Guinea at the round of 16 as Tunisia shall battle Group D winners Nigeria.

Team Line Ups:

The Gambia: Gaye (G.K), Janko (Badamosi 62′), Sonko-Sundberg (Touray 61′), Gomez, O.Colley, Jagne, Musa Barrow, Bobb, Mbye (A.Jallow 46′), Sohna (Adams 46′), Modou Barrow

Tunisia: Ben Said (G.K), Abdi, Talbi, Ifa, Mathlouthi (Drager 57′), Skhiri, Laidouni, Ben Slimane, Khaoui (Msakni 57′), Jaziri, Rafia (Hannibal 68′)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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