, Elvis Kang
- The Gambia Makes quarter-final for the first time in history
- Musa Barrow Score a decisive goal for Gambia
- First game with two red card
GAMBIA are through to the quarter-finals of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nation after making history against Guinea with Musa Barrows goal at the second quarter
Two West African sides battle it out at the Omnisports Stadium Bafoussam as Guinea and Gambia measured strength for a spot in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday night
The Gambia with a dramatic start looking to make history for the first time in history to qualify for the quarter-final for their very first participation in the Nations cup. Coach Tom Saintfiet when in for a tactical formation 4-2-3-1 with Bologna striker Musa Barrow leading the front
Guinea who started their quest for quarter-final were without their Captain and midfielder Keita as the Liverpool man was serve a one-match suspension after picking up a yellow card for the second straight game against Zimbabwe last time out.
Guinea coach Kaba Diawara opted for an offensive play with a 3-1-4-3 formation with three defense
The two teams did not have a lot to show in the opening 10 minutes as both teams losses possession cheaply in the final third
Guinea with an early chance at the 11th minute with a free kick outside of the box but Aguibou Camara tries to bend one into the top corner but his shot when of for a goal kick
The settled down with both sides struggling to unlock the other but It led to chances being taken and possession being lost.
At the 27th minute Bobb receives a yellow card for a foul on Kourouma Kourouma but Camara crosses the ball to the back post but evades everyone.
Great interplay by Darboe and Musa Barrow at the 45th minute with a chance of an opener but Darboe fires in a shot from a tight angle which misses the far post with the keeper at full stretch.
GUINEA 0️⃣ – 0️⃣ GAMBIA
The Second half began with some sloppy passes from both side but Gambia mounted much pressure for an opener
Three minute in the second quarter Guinea with a chance from a free kick out wide and the ball was swung into the Gambia box with passing and moving, Guinea then try and square the ball across the six yard box but Gambia clear their lines.
54 minutes of play Diawara plays a neat one-two on the edge of the box and finds himself through on goal but his shot was block by a well constructive Gambia defense and the ball ricochets for a corner.
At the 71 minute Gambia break the deadlock with a beautiful play from Yusupha Bobb to Musa Barrow who made no mistake in his finish to set quarter final for his team
Three minutes to full time Tom Saintfiet men were reduced to 10 men when Yusupha Njie was shown a second yellow card and sent off.
90+1. Absolute drama as Guinea almost equalised with shot off the post, the ball rebounds out and Guinea shoot again as the Gaye saves and the ball ricochets off the other post for a corner
Conte is sent off for Guinea for a second yellow card and the game needed with 10 men on both side
GUINEA 0️⃣ – 1️⃣ GAMBIA