Feb 25, 2011, 12:34 PM
The Gambia U 20 team claimed victory in their first international engagement in the 16th edition of the African Youth Championship qualifiers to be held in Rwanda next year.
The Under 20's snatched a 1-0 victory over Mauritania in Banjul last Sunday.
The match was well contested by the two sides. The Gambian team created lot of chances but finishing was the problem for the team, equally the Mauritanian side also made several attempts to enter the Gambian box but the Gambian defenders did not allow them to penetrate. In the 35th, 39th, and 40th minutes of the first half Cherno Njie, Aruna Jammeh and Pa Modou Jagne missed lot of goal opportunities.
The boys, during the coarse of the game were playing a lot of aerial balls which was not favourable to the Gambians the Mauritanian were capitalising on the situation. Luckily for The Gambia during injury time the team captain Pa Modou Jagne relieved the Gambian fans the pressure by scoring the wining goal for The Gambia.
The winners between The Gambia and Mauritania are expected to meet Ghana or Libya in the final stages of the Qualifiers.