Mar 30, 2017, 1:11 PM
The team will face a make or break situation when they meet fellow West African opponents
The Baby Scorpions, who beat
The Gambian team that won the competition twice in 2005 in Banjul and 2009 in Algiers got off to a dismal start in the campaign after they were thumbed 3-nil by Congo Brazzaville a week ago, a result that was received with great shock and disappointment by Gambian fans back home.
But coach Lamin Sambou and his defending champions have succeeded in putting that disappointing defeat behind them by escaping with a narrow victory at the expense of helpless Malian team.
The match against
Ivory Coast, already with four points in their last two matches, are currently occupying the top spot on the table with a better goal difference ahead of Congo also on four points.
Meanwhile, doubt remains over the fitness of first choice goalkeeper Baka Ceesay, who watched The Gambia’s game against
But his replacement in the