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WAFU 2019: Gambia Advances to Semis Following Win Against Liberia

Gambia U20 team celebrating victory

The Gambia has claimed supremacy over Liberia in Wednesday’s final Group B match in the WAFU Zone A U-20 Tournament Guinea 2019, when the Young Scorpions inflicted the edged close win over their West African counterpart recording their second win over Liberia in two years.

The Young Scorpions continued to impress at the Youth Tournament with the one-nil win during the mid-week final group match, earning Mattar Mboge and his charges though on the slightest dent, but with a semifinal berth.

The Gambia, as favorites in the tournament, could only settle for the deserved one-nil win having known Liberia as fierce opponents stemming from their 2018 match in the maiden WAFU U-20 tourney in Monrovia, where they faced off at the final with The Gambia triumphing over the hosts to claim the coveted trophy.

Gambia U20 Coach Mattar M’boge

The Young Scorpions started off well with significant opportunities, but couldn’t find the back of the net which continued until at the break.

Moments later, Coach Mattar Mboge changed in forward Alieu Fadera and Buba Jammeh to strengthen the Gambian upfront which paid off for the Young Scorpions as Fadera chipped in for a beautiful assist in the penalty area that clutched to a hungry Momodou Bojang to tap into the net, denying the goalkeeper just at the brink of regular time and Gambia celebrated the qualifications to the Semifinals.

The Gambia will now wait for their opponents in Group A, that play on Friday for a date to the Semis on December 4th.

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