Ibrassi Sy of Mauritania during the 2014 CAF African Nations Championships football match between DR Congo v Mauritania at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa on January 14, 2014
Tuesday Mar 29, 2016. 14:16
Mauritania will lock horns with Gambia in an Africa Cup of Nations group qualifier on Tuesday, and will hope South Africa can do them a favour against Cameroon at the same time.
Group M is delicately placed with Cameroon occupying pole position with seven points, followed by Mauritania on six points and then South Africa in third on two points. Gambia prop up the bottom pf the group with a single point.
Should Mauritania beat Gambia in their match in Bakau on Tuesday and South Africa manage to beat or draw against Cameroon, it will mean Mauritania top Group M.
Mauritania will head into their match high on confidence after beating Gambia 2-1 on 25 March at home thanks to a brace from Khalil Moulaye Ahmed.
Gambia do not have much to play for besides from pride as they are unlikely to qualify for Afcon in Gabon next year as they only have a point to their name in Group M.
Gambia’s only point came in a 0-0 draw against South Africa away from home in June 2015.