FT: Gambia 2-0 Sierra Leone
Venue: Independence multi-purpose stadium in Bakau, Gambia
Goals: Pa Omar Babou (32′), Pa Omar Jobe (63′).
Sierra Leone’s shooting Stars were dumped out of the 2017 African U-20 Youth championship away in the Gambia.
Their dream is over following a 2-0 defeat to Gambia in the first round return fixture – the Shooting Stars was always second best to reach the next stage of the competition.
The Gambians once again outclassed Charlie Wright’s team to advance 4-0 on aggregate to the next stage of the competition.
This is the second time the Gambians have knocked Sierra Leone out of this competition – the first was in the 2011 qualifiers.
The Gambians will face North African powerhouse Morocco in the second round of the qualifiers.
Zambia will host the 2017 African Youth Championship from February 26 to March 12.
Shooting Stars XI: Peter Sesay 1, Lahai Kallon 2, Musa Kamara 19, Abdul Karim Kamara 5, Mustapha Tamba Kamara 4, Sulaiman Mayer Jalloh 8, David Bangura 12, Abdulai Keita Bangura 6, Ahmed Vandy 17, Gibrill Sanfa Kamara 11, Sheka Fofanah 9 (Captain)
Substitutes: John Fillie 16, Gibrilla Kamara 13, Ibrahim Shuhab Kanu 7, Sajor Dengeh Jalloh 18, Joseph Kamara 10, Mohamed Sesay 14
Mohamed Sowa Junior 15
Head Coach: Charlie Wright
Kelly Abderahnane – Referee
Diba Hamedine – Asst Ref 1
Dia El Hassen – Asst Ref 2
Lemghaifry Ali- Reserved Ref
Kabore Bertrand – Match Commissioner