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Gambia ends 3 decades of away winless sprint in AFCON qualifiers

Nov 15, 2019, 12:34 PM

Gambia senior national team have ended their three decades of away winless run in the continent’s prestigious biggest football fiesta; the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Scorpions came from one nil down to beat Angola 3-1 in the first-leg fixture of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, played in Luanda on Wednesday to grab their first maximum points away from home in the qualifiers.

FC Zurich forward Assan Ceesay leveled the scores for Gambia in the 17th minute of the match before netting the second goal in the 18th minute to complete his brace after striker Wilson Eduardo gave Angola the lead in the 3rd minute of the match.

Combative midfielder Sulayman Marreh scored the third goal in the dying minutes to end Gambia’s three decades away winless sprint in the continent’s biggest football fray qualifiers.

The Scorpions last victory away from home in the continent’s biggest football carnival qualifiers was in 1983 against Mauritania in Nouakchott.