Monday, October 3

U-23 Afcon qualifiers: Gambia beat Burkina Faso away in Benin

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By Arfang M.S Camara

The Gambia U-23 team yesterday, on Wednesday defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 away during their first leg of the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying round played at the Cotonou Stadium in Benin.

The Scorpions Herbanian striker Momodou Bojang scored the only goal in the game after converting a penalty spot in the 76 minutes of the second half.

The Scorpions’ Al Hilal mesmerizing winger Lamin Jarjou created the Gambia’s penalty after being brought down in the penalty box in the 75 minutes of the game.

Lamin Jarjou who has been a fan favourite since playing for the Senegalese side Casa Sports, delivered as promised as he made Gambian fans proud for combining with Momodou Bojang to give The Gambia a deserved away lead in Benin.

Meanwhile, the Scorpions gaffer Abdou T-boy Jammeh expressed delight for winning its opening Afcon qualifiers game away against Burkina Faso in Benin.

The Scorpions of The Gambia will host the Stallions of Burkina Faso at home in Morocco next week for the return leg of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.