Senegal to finish the job in Gambia

Senegal to finish the job in Gambia

by Stephane DeSaintsalvy

Friday Jul 03, 2015. 16:36

Gambia will host Senegal in Bakau on Saturday, in the return leg of their 2016 African Nations Championship qualifiers tie.

The Teranga Lions are taking a two-goal lead to Gambia, after enjoying a 3-1 win over the Scorpions in the first leg in Dakar.

READ: Senegal stun Gambia in CHAN qualifiers

Striker Mamadou Niang had given the Senegalese the lead after just nine minutes of play, with Salif Krubally levelling matters for the visitors two minutes later.

However, midfielder Abdoulaye Ba restored his side’s one-goal advantage on the stroke of half-time, before Niang’s brace in stoppage time handed the locals a crucial two-goal cushion.

Senegal, who have been preparing for the return clash in Toubab Dialao, will be confident they can finish the job in Gambia and book their place for the next round of qualifiers and a meeting with Guinea or Liberia.

The game is scheduled at Independence Stadium in Bakau on Saturday, 4 July 2015 at 18h30 CAT.

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