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    AFCON 2023: Senegal v Gambia Match Recap

    Senegal commenced their Africa Cup of Nations title defense with a convincing 3-0 win over 10-man Gambia in Group C today. Lamine Camara played a pivotal role, as he scored twice to secure the victory, thus ending a streak of surprising results in the tournament held in the Ivory Coast.

    In the opening Group C encounter at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium, Pape Gueye put Senegal in the lead with an early goal in the fourth minute. The 20-year-old talent, Lamine Camara, showcased his potential with a well-executed finish seven minutes into the second half, and he sealed the victory with a sublime second goal into the top corner just four minutes from the final whistle. This performance by Senegal reinstated confidence in the expected order of results following a day of unexpected outcomes in the AFCON tournament where underdogs prevailed against heavyweight opponents.

    Full time: Senegal 3-0 Gambia ​

    Scorers: Pape Gueye  4, Lamine Camara 52, 86

    Yellow cards:

    Diallo, Lamine Camara (Senegal)

    Red cards:

    Adams 45+8 (Gambia)

    Lineups:

    Senegal: E. Mendy; K. Koulibaly, A. Diallo (Pathe Ciss 58), M. Niakhaté (Abdoulaye Seck  77) , I. Jakobs, P. Gueye (Nampalys Mendy 79), K. Diatta, L. Camara, S. Mané, H. Diallo (Nicolas Jackson 58), I. Sarr (Iliman Ndiaye 77)

    Gambia: B. Gaye; O. Colley, I. Touray (Alieu Fadera 75), S. Janko, J. Gomez, E. Adams, A. Manneh (Hamza Barry 66), E. Darboe (Assan Ceesay 83), A. Sowe (Mohamed Badamosi 66), M. Barrow, Y. Minteh (Abdoulie Sanyang Bamba 83)

    Venue: Charles Konan Banny Stadium

    Main Image: BNN Breaking

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