The Syli Nationale were without influential skipper Naby Keita who is serving a suspension while Gambia made some last minute changes to their original starting line up after three players Ibou Touray together with Noah Sonko and Saidy Janko, pulled out of the match due to illness.

Modou Barrow and Musa Barrow were expected to be in involved in the attack for the Scorpions and try to get the goals.

The were very few clear cut chances in the first half .Guinea had a half chance right at the start of the half. Mohamed Bayo could not connect well with the ball as it fell to him in the six yard area from a corner. His attempted shot was way to high.