Friday Sep 06, 2019. 22:32
The Gambia succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Angola in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) first-round first-leg match on Friday evening.
The encounter was played at the Independence Stadium in the Gambian city of Bakau.
The Scorpions looked to Italy-based attacker Musa Barrow to inspire the team to a victory over Palancas Negras.
On the other hand, Palancas Negras were led by experienced midfielder Mateus, who is on the books of Portuguese side Boavista.
The deadlock was broke in the 31st minute and it was Wilson, who beat Gambia goalkeeper Modou Jobe to make it 1-0 to Angola.
The visitors were able to contain the Gambia and they were leading 1-0 at the interval.
Bubacarr Jobe, Ebrima Colley and Sulayman Bojang were introduced by the hosts after the restart as the Scorpians looked to level matters.
However, Angola stood firm at the back and ultimately, they emerged 1-0 winners on the night.
The second-leg match is scheduled to be played at the Estádio 11 de Novembro in Luanda on Tuesday.