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.