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WAFU ZONE A: Gambia Falls To Liberia, Failed To Qualify To the Semis

Gambian captain Penda Bah left disappointed

The Gambia has missed out a place to the semi-finals of the WAFU Zone A Women’s Tournament after the team fell short of a win against Liberia in their final match day in Group B played on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at the Wassum Sports Stadium in Makeni.

The Women Scorpions lost 2-1 to a combative Liberia side that will now join their fellows to the semi-finals. The Gambia on Friday put up a strong fight and made a convincing win over Guinea Bissau 5-2 at full time, but failed to cement the momentum.

Liberia opened their scoring in the earliest minutes of the proceedings through Kantie Sayee in the 1st minute, before Margaret Stewart doubled the scoring 14 minutes later. The two quick goals in succession ushered Liberia into lemon time.

Gambia national women’s football team

Second half resumption was a better omen for The Gambia as star player and Red Scorpions ace, Adama Tamba, pulled one back for the Smiling Coast in the 60th minute. But Tamba’s consolation was not enough for The Gambia and thus missed a semi-final berth.

Liberia now joins group leaders Mali, who finished with maximum points after beating Guinea Bissau 2-0 in their final game played on the same day at Bo City, into the semi-finals of the inaugural tournament. Liberia will face Senegal on Wednesday, March 4th, while Mali takes on Cape Verde.

Liberia and Mali are now the winners from Group B and will join Group A leaders, Senegal and Cape Verde in the semi-finals of the ongoing maiden edition of the WAFU Zone A Female Championship.

Group A completed its final matches which saw Senegal on 7 points and seconded by Cape Verde on 4 points to progress to the semis, while Sierra Leone with 3 points and Guinea with 1 point got their elimination from the tournament. Group B completed its stages with Mali on 9 points and Liberia on 6 points joining Senegal and Cape Verde in the semi-finals.

Group B leaders Mali will travel to Makeni City to face Group A runner-up Cape Verde, while Group B runner-up Liberia will travel to Bo City to face Group A leaders, Senegal, in the semi-finals on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020.

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