U20 Nations Cup: Gambia, Morocco Progress To The Quarterfinals.
By Omolagba Oluwayemi
The Young Scorpions of the Gambia came from behind to beat Ghana 2-1 and qualify to the quarter finals of the Total Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, Mauritania 2021, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
Abdul Fatawu’s curler just outside the area gave the Black Satellites the lead inside the first eight minutes before the Young Scorpions came back to with goals from Kajally Drammeh and Lamarana Jallow to win the West Africa derby at the Stade Municipal de Nouadhibou.
The victory sends the Gambia to knockout stage for the first time in 14 years when they finished third at the 2007 edition in Congo Brazzaville; they will face the Central African Republic in the quarter finals.
The Black Satellites also qualified for the last eight to face Cameroon in Nouakchott.
Meanwhile quickfire goals from El Mehdi El Moubarik, Mohammed Amine Essahel and Ayoub Mouloua handed Morocco a 3-0 victory over Tanzania at the Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott on Monday to finish top of Group C and progress to the quarter finals of the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The young Atlas Lions scored all their goals within the opening 13 minutes of the game as they affirmed a place in the last eight where they will take on Tunisia in a North African derby on Friday in Nouadhibou.