Gambia beat Morocco 1- 0

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Gambia Scorpions team yesterday defeated an Afcon-bound team Morocco 1-0 in their second international friendly match played at Stade de Marakech in Morocco.

Musa Barrow scored for the first time for the Scorpions after a fine deflected finished in the 27th minute of the first half.

The Gambia under the Belgian Coach Tom Saintfield who signed a two years contract extension has now guided the Scorpions to two consecutive international away victories in Morocco.

The Atlas Lions of Morocco had a penalty awarded but it was superbly saved by the Scorpions goalkeeper Modou Jobe in the stoppage of the second half.

The Scorpions has now won two of their scheduled international friendly 1-0 against the Syli Nationale of Guinea played on Friday and the same scoreline against Morocco yesterday in Marrakech.

Since 2012 to date, Gambia and Morocco played four times: on 2nd June 2012, Gambia drew with Morocco 1-1 in Banjul and on 15 June 2013 Morocco defeated Gambia.

On March 23 2017 in Morocco; Morocco defeated Gambia 2-1 and 12 June 2018, Morocco 0 Gambia 1.

Morocco is one of the big teams in Africa; they won African cup of Nations once in 1976 and they participated in Nations Cup 17 times and World Cup five times.      

Veteran Journalist Alh Pap Saine contributed to this article.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara