AFCON DEBUTANTS GAMBIA CONTINUED TO MAKE HISTORY BEATING TUNISIA FOR A PLACE IN KNOCKOUT ROUND

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Gambia earned a shock 1-0 win over AFCON giants Tunisia thanks to substitute Ablie Jallow who scored a stunning goal deep in stoppage time in the Africa Cup of Nations final group stage game.

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The game had everything which involved a penalty miss, a sending off and a late dramatic winner by Ablie Jallow.

His left-foot shot four minutes into added time flew into the top corner to lift the debutants up to an impressive seven points from their three group matches.

The game had everything which involved a penalty miss, a sending off and a late dramatic winner by Ablie Jallow.

The North African’s first attempt on target finally came from the spot with Seifeddine Jaziri drawing a foul in the penalty area. Modou Jagne the culprit committing the foul on Jaziri. However, the opportunity was squandered as Gambia Keeper Baboucarr Gaye stopped Jaziri’s penalty just before the halftime interval.

Disaster struck for Tunisia when their reserve keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha saw red for violent conduct and was dismissed from the bench.

This meant he will miss two games. It was 0-0 at the end of the first 45 minutes.

Ben Slimane was the most dangerous player for Tunisian team and came close with an attempt at the beginning of the second half but saw his shot deflected wide for a corner.

On Gambia’s side it was Musa Barrow who looked more likely to get a goal for the Scorpions. A sting in the tail was what many Gambians were craving at this point. That nearly came to fruition as Barrow’s stinging shot rattled the crossbar sending shivers in the Tunisia camp.

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Gambia finished behind Mali in the Group F standings on goal difference with Tunisia third on three.

Debutants Gambia Continued To Make History Beating Tunisia For A Place In Knockout Round (africatopsports.com)

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