Saintfiet delights in historic Gambia victory

Saintfiet delights in historic Gambia victory
Gambia's Assan Ceesay

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Nov 14, 2019. 09:30

Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has hailed the historic victory of his side in Angola as they launched their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a first away competitive victory since 1983.

Gambia have been steadily improving under the Belgian, even if they missed out on the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing a preliminary round tie to the same Angolans.

But they showed they are now no pushovers as goals from FC Zurich forward Assan Ceesay (two) and Eupen defender Sulayman Marreh sealed a precious three points.

“Proud to be Gambian! First competitive away win for Gambia in 36 years (Mauritania 1983) writing history … well done guys! Angola – Gambia 1-3!!! Step one is taken…” Saintfiet wrote in a social media post.

Gambia now travel home to host DR Congo in Bakau on Monday, where another victory would set them firmly on course for a first ever Nations Cup finals appearance.

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