Jul 5, 2010, 3:04 PM
The Scorpions had to come from a goal down against a determined Namibia side to avoid a home defeat.
Namibia took the lead through midfielder Willy Stephanus in the 61st minute of the game from an excellent free-kick after striker Benson Shilongo was brought down outside the eighteen-yard box.
Midfielder Demba Savage came to the rescue of the home side in the 78th minute to earn The Gambia a point going into Tuesday’s encounter.
Namibia will now host The Gambia in the second leg on Tuesday 13 October 2015 with the brave warriors needing only a goalless draw to sail to the second round of the qualifiers against Guinea Conakry in November 2015.
The Gambia need a 2-2 draw or a win against Namibia in the second leg on Tuesday to advance to the second round against Guinea Conakry in November 2015, but a defeat against Namibia in the second leg will see them out and Namibia through.