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Gambia set to begin AFCON Qualifiers against Benin in June

Jan 17, 2017, 12:07 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Gambia are set to start their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers away to Benin in Porto-Novo in June 2017, before hosting Algeria in their  second group D fixtures in September 2017, in Banjul.

Gambia will play against Togo in Lome and Banjul in March 2018, before hosting Benin in the return leg in September 2018, in Banjul.

Gambia will wrap up their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers away to Algeria in November 2018.

The Gambia failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after finishing bottom in group M of the qualifiers with only 2 points in six games.

The Gambia lost to Mauritania 2-1 in Nouakchott before losing to South Africa 4-0 in returned leg in Banjul after their goalless draw in the first leg in Johannesburg.

The Scorpions also lost to Cameroon 1-0 in Banjul and 2-0 in Limbe after their goalless draw against Mauritania in the returned leg in Banjul.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be hosted by Cameroon, who have won the championship four times in their history in 1984, 1988, 2000 and 2002, and lost to Egypt 1-0 in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations final hosted in Ghana.