Gambia takes revenge beat Aubameyang’s Gabon 2-1 after Gabon spent Sunday night on the Airport floor

The Barrow brothers of Gambia Monday at the Independence Stadium in Bakau got revenge for Gambia as they whipped Gabon 2-1 which was the exact scores Gabon got last Thursday when Arsenal Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the winner.

Modou got the opener in 49th minute after an intense goalless first half before Musa increased the tally at 79th minute and Bruno Manga pulled one back in the 89th minute.

Both teams stand on top of Group D with seven points each in four matches but Gambia is leading on goals scored with 8 goals for and 6 against while Gabon has 5 goals for and 4 against.

DR Congo is 3rd in the group with three draws while Angola played a draw and lost two matches but both teams will play on Tuesday for enhanced status.

Patmos Media Line Sports can report that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend Sunday night sleeping on the airport floor ahead of their vital 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Gambia.

Aubameyang used social media to highlight their plight after arriving at Banjul airport on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s Group D clash in the Gambian capital.

The Gabon delegation was told they were not allowed to leave the airport because of an administrative problem.

They were forced to sleep on the floor before being allowed to leave in the morning after government intervention.

No reason was given for not allowing the team to exit the airport and head to their hotel after arrival.

Even by previous standards of gamesmanship in African football, this was unusual.

Gabon’s football federation posted pictures of the incident of its Facebook page but without any comment.

“Nice job CAF, it’s as if we were back in the 1990s,” Aubameyang posted on Twitter in a reference to previous foibles blamed on the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

“This will not demotivate us, but people need to know and CAF need to take responsibility.

“(It is) 2020 and we want Africa to grow, but this is not how we will get there,” the Arsenal striker added later.

The top two teams in the group —- which also includes Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) —- advance to the finals in Cameroon in early 2022.

- Eniola Olatunji.




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