Jul 14, 2008, 7:37 AM
The Teranger Lions beat the Scorpions 1-0 in the second leg tie played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Saturday to sail to the second round with a 4-1 aggregate after winning both legs.
The Teranger Lions made an astonishing start to the game, and opened the scores through striker Mohamad Waliou Ndoye in the 7th minute of the game to give the visitors the lead, which eventually proved to be the winner for them.
Abdulaye Ba came very close to extending the lead for the Teranger Lions minutes later but his shot was denied by Gambia’s custodian Christopher Allen.
Bououcarr Cissokho also came very close to scoring the second goal for the Teranger Lions but his powerful shot was denied by the wood work.
Striker Emil Sambou could have leveled the scores for the Scorpions in the 23rd minute of the game but his effort went away.
Gambian winger Abdoulie Bah also came close to leveling the scores for the Scorpions in the 25th minute of the game but his shot went wide, thus Senegal went in to the break with a one-nil advantage.
Upon resumption of the game, The Gambia brought in several fresh legs to strengthen their striking force but could not break through Senegal’s solid defence line, thus the game ended 1-0 in favour of the Teranger Lions.
Senegal advanced to the second round of the qualifiers with a 4-1 aggregate and The Gambia are out.