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Gambia Women U-17 Edge Pass Tunisia

Mar 19, 2012, 1:16 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

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 .