Apr 20, 2012, 1:51 PM
Ordinarily, the draw should have been enough for The Gambia to qualify for the second round of both tournaments, but the new CAF rules aborted The Gambia's dream.
The game kicked off at at the Leopold Sedat Senghore Stadium. Barely two minutes into the game, Gambian striker Ngogu Demba got a chance after a poor clearance from the Senegalese goalkeeper Tony Sylva. But it went over the bar.
The home team got their first chance from their veteran player Khalilou Fadeiga.
The first half ended in goal less, but The Gambia was dominant.
Back from the interval, the Gambian strikers put more
pressure on the Senegalese defence, which gave the
The Gambian coach Paul Put made changes in the 73rdminute, removing Ebou Sillah and bringing Ken Mansally.
From that moment, the Gambians dominated the game and Njogu Demba could have equalized in the 80thminute from Aziz Corr Nyang's pass but again was denied by Tony Sylva.
Njogu Demba was removed and Omar Kruma was brought in. This change gave The Gambia more advantage to control the game until the 85thminute when Aziz Corry Nyiang grabbed the equalizing goal for The Gambia.