Scorpions-Algeria draw delights Gambian fans

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Gambian fans have expressed happiness and satisfaction after the country’s national senior team; Scorpions drew with Algerian Desert Foxes in their second Group D AFCON qualifier at the Independent Stadium in Bakau on Saturday.

The Scorpions put aside their 1-0 defeat setback to Benin to share the points with Algeria after a 1-1 draw at home in their second 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Baghdad Bounedjah gave Algeria the lead in the 46th minute of the game but two minutes later, Assan Ceesay levelled for The Gambia in the 48th minute of the second half.

Speaking to The Point Sports, Alasan Ceesay expressed happiness over the game, saying he likes the way the Scorpions comported themselves against the Desert Foxes. “To me, this is the best way to play against a team that comprises many talented and experienced players. I believe that we can still qualify for the AFCON in 2019, because Algeria is the toughest team in our group,” he said.

Jainaba Dampha said: “This team is seen as the new chapter of the national senior team squad. The Scorpions drawing with Algeria who has high calibre of players means a lot for The Gambia.” She said they will continue to give their support to the Scorpions because they believe in the players, the coach and the technical team in getting the country to where they want.

The Scorpions’ next game will be against Togo on October 10, in Lomé, while Algeria will be entertaining Benin on the same day in the capital city of Algiers.      

Author: Arfang M.S Camara