Sadio Mane congratulates Gambia on AFCON Qualification

Mar 29, 2021, 1:08 PM

Senegal and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has congratulated The Gambia national team after their qualification to the African Cup of Nations for the first time in their history, describing it as a historical achievement for the country.

Assan Ceesay scored the all-important goal to give the Scorpions a 1-0 win over Angola at the Bakau Independence Stadium.

With 10 points, Tom Saintfiet’s charges are now guaranteed to finish in one of the two qualification spots ahead of today, Monday’s dead-rubber encounter against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa.

Writing on his Instagram, Mane, a native of Bambali, Casamance, congratulated the Scorpions and the Gambians people for the monumental achievement.

“Nothing to give up and fight until the last energy”. ''This is what The Gambia have achieved to historically qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations'', Mane pointed out.

''Congratulations to the Scorpions and to all the Gambian people,” Mane said.


Read Other Articles In Sports
Gambia Garbon
AFCON Qualifiers to restart in Nov. as Gambia to clash with Gabon
Aug 20, 2020, 12:49 PM

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will resume in October 2020, according to news reaching Pointsports Desk.

Wafu Zone A Tourney
Gambia U-17 ready for WAFU Zone A tourney
Dec 8, 2020, 11:47 AM

The Gambia U-17 team is ready for the 2020 WAFU zone A football tournament as the annual championship is slated to begin on 11 December 2020 in Sierra Leone.

Gambia working on facing Guinea-Bissau in friendly
Sep 8, 2020, 1:32 PM

The Gambia is working on arranging some friendly games in Portugal against African oppositions, according to Esohna sports.

Bakery Jatta
Bakery Jatta’s Hamburg secures 2nd spot in German 2nd Tier
Jun 16, 2020, 1:39 PM

Gambian hopeful Bakery Jatta’s Hamburg team has secured second-place in the 2019-2020 German Second Division League after their 1-0 away win over Dynamo Dresden, last Thursday.