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Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet said he was proud to have his players play with their hands even though they ended up working as hosts for Cameroon.


January 30, 2022


XOLILE MPSANE


Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet says he still knows his team, despite being in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tonight.


The Scorions, who played for the first time in a row, beat Cameroon 2-0 at Japoma Stadium, Douala.


Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet said he was proud of the way his players played in the success of the home game in Cameroon.


However the Indomitable Lions were heavily relegated in the second half and ended up scoring just two goals by Karl Toko Ekambi.


The Lyon striker has scored five goals for the Frenchman. His captain, Vincent Aboubakar, is still the leading scorer.


"I am very proud of the players who can contribute to this success as a whole and what they have done in this game," said Saintfiet.


"We have been beaten by a big team in Cameroon, I believe we have lost to the African champions. We did it when you were also very appreciated, you do so when you play you can save.


"There were tears in our locker room but the Gambian country could be proud of the peppers they should have made.


"I promise we will get up and do it next time and next."


In another quarterfinals at Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua, Burkina Faso advanced to the semi-finals by beating Tunisia 1-0.


Dango Outtara, who scored the game-winning goal in the first half of the game just before half-time. Attempted by the Carthage Eagles to score a goal for Iceland the Stallions closed the door.


Outtara is spending a red card with less than a decade to go until he arrives but his teammates have been able to hold on for less than a minute.


Other teams will book a place in the semi-finals, Egypt will face Morocco at 5pm and Senegal will take on Equatorial Guinea at 9pm.

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