The Gambia came from behind twice to earn a last-gasp 2-2 draw with visiting DR Congo in Group D on Monday.
The draw has moved the Scorpions to the top of group D with four points, two goals ahead of Gabon who are also with four points.
DR Congo took the lead on the stroke of half time through Cedric Bakambu. The attacker, turned the ball after it had been headed back into the box following a corner.
Just eight minutes after half-time, the Scorpions levelled the score as Bubacarr Trawally played the ball wide to Hamza Barry whose cross was headed in at the near post by FZ Zurich’s Pa Modou Jagne.
With 15 minutes left to play, the Leopards took the lead once again as Jackson Muleka’s long-range effort was deflected into the net. However, Baboucarr Jobe ensured an unbeaten start to the group qualifiers for The Gambia in injury time as he cut inside and shot into the far corner a pass from Barry.
Shortly after the game, The Chronicle’s sports reporter Omar Jarju was joined by Amat Cham, a football trainer at the QCity Football Academy, Kebba Touray, head coach of Bakau United, and Babucarr Jallow, manager of BJ Football Academy to review the game and look ahead to the start of the qualifiers next year.