Gambia register shocking 1-1 draw on home soil

The Scorpions of The Gambia on Friday registered a shocking one all draw in their first leg 2018 World Cup qualify match against the Brave Warriors of Namibia.

football1Despite the optimism that preceded the game, and The Scorpions’ bid to inject a new force into national football after a narrow lost to Cameroun last month in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, the results could not but be disappointing.

The 64th minute free-kick strike of AmaZulu midfielder, Petrus Shitembi, gave the all important goal to the visitors, much to the greater disappointment of Gambian fans, who had anticipated a better result.

The Scorpions, however, hit back just six minutes remaining through Demba Savage to grab a share of the spoils.

A better result for The Gambia in the return leg on Tuesday, 13th October in Windhoek will see The Scorpions progress to the next level.

Hatab Fadera
Hatab Fadera


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