Jul 27, 2017, 10:40 AM
Gambia Women U-17 footballers beat Tunisia 1-0 in its pursuit for a place in the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday at the Box Bar Mini-stadium in Brikama
Fatou Darboe’s last-minute strike was enough to salvage The Gambia from a deadlock game after the 90-minute encounter was getting closer to a goalless draw.
The Gambia women also missed a penalty in the 63rd minute through substitute Adama Tamba.
The team will have to defend their 1-0 advantage in Tunisia at the return leg scheduled for March 30 in Tunisia.
The winner after both legs will automatically secure a spot in the World Cup to be hosted in Azerbaijan later this year.
The Gambia, who advanced from the first stage after eliminating Sierra Leone last month, are poised for a place in their first-ever Women U-17 World Cup .