Mauritania vs Gambia start Group F AFCON
Mauritania vs Gambia start Group F
Neighbors Mauritania and Gambia start their Group F adventure of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 with an awaited encounter in Limbe.
Date: 12 January 2022
Time: 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT)
Stadium: Limbe Omnisports, Limbe
Match: Mauritania v Gambia
After a début appearance in Egypt 2019, Mauritania’s Mourabitones are back in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations with hopes in a better outing.
With the upper hand over neighbors Gambia in head-to-head games, they enter the group opener knowing that a positive result might mean a huge step towards the second round.
There might be a chance for the tournament’s youngest player, Lekweiry Beyatt, who only turned 16 last April.
“I’m satisfied with our preparation in Abu Dhabi. We played 2 friendlies, and we are ready to start our campaign. I benefit from the work done by Corentin Martins, who laid the foundations for this progressive success. Now we had to find momentum, our goal is to be at least in the round of 16. We are calm, realistic, we have to show humility, we will bring a breath of fresh air to this AFCON. Gambia is a good team with very big individuals, it is not a team to be neglected, and they can be the tournament’s surprise.” Dider Gomes da Rosa (Coach, Mauritania)
Aboubakar Kamara (Forward, Mauritania) said“It is a pride for me to defend the colors of Mauritania at this high level. We are prepared to be in tune with high goals. We are focused on the objective, it is to take this team to a new level. We have progressedin this transition phase, we have content to look alike. Technically, physically, we are all ready.”