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Mali stuns Mauritania, Gambia leaves it late to edge Tunisia

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Mali stuns Mauritania, Gambia leaves it late to edge Tunisia

Isifu Wirfengla
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Douala, Cameroon

Ablie Jallow scored in stoppage time as debutants Gambia dramatically edged Tunisia in Limbe to equal group F rivals Mali with seven points.

The Scorpions – surprise package of the 24-team competition – will face Guinea in the Round of 16 of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Mali stunned Mauritania two-nil on Thursday 20 January in Douala, courtesy of goals from Massadio Haidara and Ibrahima Koné in each half of the game.

Despite recording a second defeat, Tunisia qualifies as third-best of the group thanks to the win over Mauritania, and will encounter Nigeria in the knockouts.

Bottom side Mauritania was unfortunate in their chase for honour, having also suffered defeats to Gambia and the 2004 winners in first two group matches.

They leave pointless and goalless, the worst performance so far.

Official Round of 16 fixtures:

Burkina Faso vs Gabon

Senegal vs Cape Verde

Ivory Coast vs Egypt

Morocco vs Malawi  

Cameroon vs Comoros

Nigeria vs Tunisia

Gambia vs Guinea  

Mali vs Equatorial Guinea

Eighth finals begin on Sunday 23 January 2022.


Isifu Wirfengla
Isifu Wirfengla

Isifu Michael WIRFENGLA is holder of a Bsc. in Journalism and taking postgraduate studies in Information and Communication Sciences from the University of Yaounde 2. He has five years of broadcast experience. Apart from freelance/sports reporting, he is a trained, practising football referee in Cameroon.

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    Mundi Hermann Nchotu January 20, 2022

    Incredible article. Keep up with the good work sir!

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    Okia Kingsly January 20, 2022

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