Stella Dimoko Gambia Reaches U-20 AFCON Final After Beating Nigeria 1- 0


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Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Gambia Reaches U-20 AFCON Final After Beating Nigeria 1- 0

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles on Monday lost 0-1 to their Gambian counterparts in the semi-finals of the ongoing Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The match which was played at the Cairo International Stadium saw the Nigerian side dominating the encounter with 62 per cent possession as against the Gambians’ 38 per cent But they failed to hit the target and have consequently paid for it by missing out on the final match for an attempt at a record eighth title win.

The Flying Eagles were too casual with play in the opening minutes of the game and were eventually punished for it after seven minutes.
That was when Adama Bojang capitalised on a loose ball from a misdirected header in Nigeria’s defence to score.

The Nigerian team did step up their play after going behind, dominating ball possession, creating all the dangerous plays, and putting the Young Scorpions on the back foot But the poor connection between the wingers and the strikers made it difficult for the team to equalise, even with Gambia playing with 10 men for a few minutes before the end of the game.

Earlier, Senegal had thrashed Tunisia 3-0 to reach the final match of the competition in the other semi-final match at the Suez Canal Authority Stadium in Ismailia.

The Teranga Cubs won the semi-final match emphatically after beating the Young Carthage to secure their place in the final.

Two goals from new FC Metz recruit Lamine Camara and a sumptuous strike by Pape Diop were enough to send Senegal to the final.

The three-time runners-up will now face The Gambia in the final on Saturday.
The final match is scheduled to take place at the Cairo International Stadium.

NAN via dailypost


  1. Omo they blew their chance after they were awarded a penalty to level up for extra time and prolly penalties but our player missed it..them try,at least they've qualified for WC

  2. I watched the match between Nigeria U20 and Gambian side. The Nigerian boys, apart from being casual were not tactically good. Directed shooting towards the goal mouth were so poor. All their shots were flying over the bar, and most of their passes misdirected. Let the Coach look for more sound players and improve the team before world cup. This present team cannot go beyond the group stage of the world cup.

  3. So afcon deh on like this! Na wa!

  4. So afcon deh on like this! Na wa!

  5. Oh!! Do we still play football in this country???

  6. Everything is down from top to bottom


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