Ousman Koli of Gambia (l) heads ball clear of Thamsanqa Gabuza of South Africa during the 2017 Afcon Qualifier football match between South Africa and Gambia at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 13 June 2015 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Tuesday Oct 13, 2015. 08:38
Ahead of their return leg clash against Namibia away, Gambia coach Raoul Savoy says he’s disappointed to play to a draw at home.
Savoy was reacting after their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against the Brave Warriors ended in a 1-1 stalemate at home, indicating that they played poorly.
The Gambians are now under pressure to bag a victory in Windhoek for them to progress and meet Guinea in November.
“It was disappointing not to win at home on Friday. It was the first time in a long time that we played so bad and now we have to fight back and get a result that can take us through,” said Savoy.
“It won’t be easy but we have do it. We could not use the home advantage and Namibia were lucky to have scored from their only shot at goal, and us to make two injury-forced substitutes in the first half and also not win the match.”
The match will be staged at the Sam Nujoma Stadium,at 16:00 and the winner of this tie will face Guinea in the second round in November 2015.