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AFCON | Gambia 1-0 Guinea

History is always meant to be made! The Scorpions of Gambia defeats the Syli National of Guinea by a goal to nil to make it to their first-ever African Cup of Nations quarterfinals on their first-ever AFCON appearance.

The TotalEnergies African Cup of Nations 2021 keeps delivering surprises. The lowest-ranked team at this year’s tournament, Gambia, makes history as they make their way into the TotalEnergies African Cup of Nations quarterfinals on their first-ever appearance.

Star forward Musa Barrow scored on 71 minutes to take his country to Star forward Musa Barrow scored on 71 minutes to take debutants Gambia into the last 8 of the competition in Cameroon. Musa Barrow’s goal was excellent, seizing on a fine pass from Bobb, and Guinea could never produce anything quite as good as that. It ended with two red cards, and it was bruising stuff but Guinea go out, and the Gambia progressed.

The Guineans had to play without their star player Naby Keita, who misses out through suspension.

The fates of Algeria, Nigeria, and Ghana might serve as a reminder that nothing can be taken for granted in this tournament. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: WhatsApp: +23276211583


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