Gambia Make History by Beating Guinea to Reach Quarter-Final Stage, Fans Praise Underdog Team’s Performance

Gambia Make History by Beating Guinea to Reach Quarter-Final Stage, Fans Praise Underdog Team’s Performance

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Gambia continues to make history at AFCON 2021 and are earning praise from fans around the world
  • The underdog Gambia side defeated Guinea by a goal to nil to book their place in the next round of the tournament
  • Football fans praised the team on social media for their strong performances thus far in the tournament

AFCON 2021 has been a historic tournament thus far and Gambia has added their name to that list of history makers at the competition.

Gambia beat their more fancied opponents Guinea 1-0 to progress to the quarter-final stage of the competition.

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Fans are celebrating around the world as Gambia beat Guinea in another historic AFCON upset. Image: Pius Utomi Ekpei
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As Sowetan LIVE reported, Gambia are continuing their reputation as legend killers at the tournament.

Gambia progressed through to the quarter-finals thanks to a goal by Musa Barrow, Sport24 reported.

Footballers took to social media to praise the performance of the team with many impressed by the fight of the underdog team.


"Little Gambia doing big things! #TeamGambia"


"Another win for The Gambia! Congratulations! #TeamGambia"


"The Gambia has finally got the attention from the football world that we deserve. Maaaan I’m so proud of these players. After so many years of building, we have not only qualified for our first ever AFCON, but we’re now in the quarter finals! #TeamGambia #AFCON2021 #Scorpions"


"Gambia the dark horse of AFCON"


"THE GAMBIA is in the QUARTER FINALS of the AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS!!!!! #TeamGambia YES!! You read that CORRECTLY"


"What has provoked these Scopions is the talk of the AFCON and football world! #Hope With heart and pride, and a little-big stinging singling bites, the Gallant #Scopions history making journey lives on. Onward to greatness. For The Gambia, our homeland. To The Gambia ever true."

AFCON 2021: Gambia march on to quarter-final stage in debut appearance in the tournament, beat Guinea 1-0

Gambia's fairytale first appearance at the African Cup of Nations continues as they booked their place in the quarter-finals of the continental showcase by beating Guinea, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Gambia beat Guinea 1-0 thanks to Musa Barrow's goal in the 71st minute. The Bologna forward showed great strength, bullying his way through the defence to score. Gambia also showed great resolve as they played the last five minutes with 10 men and an injured keeper in Baboucarr Gaye .

Yusupha Njie was sent off only 15 minutes after he came on as a substitute after he received two yellow cards. The player had a right to feel hard done as both yellow cards he received were somewhat harsh decisions.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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