Gambia is going head to head with Mali starting on 16 Jan 2022 at 13:00 UTC at Limbe Omnisport Stadium stadium, Limbe city, Cameroon. The match is a part of the Africa Cup of Nations, Group F.
Start date: 16 Jan 2022 18:30
Venue: Limbe Omnisport Stadium
Head to Head Record
The First Match Between Two Nations.
Gambia vs Mali Preview
Gambia made a victorious start to the Africa Cup of Nations, defeating Mauritania 1-0 in the opening round on Wednesday.
The West Africans qualified for Cameroon by placing first in Group D in the qualifications, tied on 10 points with Gabon for second place and one point ahead of Congo DR for third place.
Ablie Jallow scored barely 10 minutes into the game to give Gambia the perfect start on the largest platform in African football, before thwarting Al-Murabitun and hanging on to their advantage.
Mali, like the Scorpions, kicked up their AFCON campaign with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on Wednesday.
Despite being on the back foot for the majority of the game, the Eagles gained the lead against the flow of play when Ibrahima Kone stepped up and converted his 48th-minute penalty to hand the Eagles of Carthage their first loss.
Mali has won all bar one of its past five games in all competitions, and they have gone undefeated in seven of their last eight, with six victories and one tie.
Mali Team News
Yves Bussouma, a midfielder for Brighton and Hove Albion, is expected to make his first start of the tournament in place of Adama Traore, who was forced out with an injury soon before the hour mark.
The Malians will also be without El Bilal Toure, who received his marching orders against Tunisia on Wednesday and will serve his suspension.
Gambia Team News
Gambia will have to make do without Salford City full-back Ibou Touray, who was forced off the field in the 82nd minute of Wednesday’s triumph over Mauritania due to an injury.
Bubacarr Sanneh, 27, might fill in for him in his absence, making his first start since a 1-0 win over Togo in June.
Jallow has already scored two goals in his previous three games for Gambia, and we anticipate the 23-year-old forward to lead the attack with Assan Ceesay of Zurich.
Gambia XI: Jobe; Modou, Colley, Sanneh, Tore; Marreh, Adams, Colley, Barrow; Ceesay, Jallow
Mali XI: Mounkoro; Haidara, Kouyate, Sacko, Traore; Camara, Bissouma; Djenepo, Haidara, Traore; Kone
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