Afcon 2021 qualifiers: Gambia in advantage after Djibouti draw

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Scorpions of The Gambia are now in a good position after drawing away 1-1 to Riverains de la Mer Rouge (“Shoremen of the Red Sea”) of Djibouti in the first-leg of the 2021 African Cup of Nations preliminary qualifiers played yesterday at the Stade Gouled in Djibouti.

The East African side opened the score line through an own-goal after 61 minutes, while the Scorpions of The Gambia managed to level the score line through a fine header finished by Muhammad Mbye from a corner kick in stoppage time of the match.

Now, the Scorpions stands at a good advantage going ahead of Sunday’s return leg in Banjul.

However, Djibouti, who qualified into the group stage of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers after eliminating Eswatini will play their return leg on Sunday 13th October 2019, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

In this crucial upcoming encounter, the East African sides will be looking for a win or draw with more goals to qualify, while the Scorpions will either look for a goalless draw or a win to progress into the group of Afcon 2021.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara