MATCH CENTRE

FRI 25 MARCH 2016, 18:30, NOUAKCHOTT

2
VS
1

Late goal hands Mauritania win

by Staff Reporter

Fri March 25, 20:59

A 96th minute goal from Khalil Moulaye Ahmed handed Mauritania a 2-1 win over Gambia in a Group M, Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Stade Olympique in Nouakchott on Friday.

The win sees Mauritania draw level with Cameroon, on six points, at the top of Group M. Cameroon, though are in action on Saturday against South Africa.

Gambia are bottom of the qualifying group with one point.

It was a slow start to the game with neither side really able to fashion any decent goal scoring chances.

Nonetheless, the home side persisted and opened the scoring with a goal courtesy of a strike from Khalil Moulaye Ahmed in the 34th minute.

The half ended 1-0 in favour of Mauritania.

The start of the second half saw Gambia fighting back and they restored parity just after the hour mark thanks to a goal from Mustapha Carayol, 1-1.

Mauritania took a strangle-hold of the game after that, but the match looked to be heading for a stalemate until Khalil Moulaye Ahmed found his second of the match in the 96th minute to hand his side a 2-1 win.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
MAURITANIA GAMBIA
22
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
20
Defender
3
Defender
13
Defender
0
Defender
14
0
Defender
6
19
Defender
5
Defender
0
Defender
4
Defender
18
Defender
3
Defender
9
Defender
2
Midfielder
10
Defender
15
Midfielder
8
23
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
10
Midfielder
12
8
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
12
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
19
Midfielder
5
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
14
COMMENTS
Sign in with:  
Sign in to comment