The Gambians were celebrating on Wednesday after the Scorpions’ historic 1-0 victory over Maurtiatnia in their first ever TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations appearance. A win by a lone goal from Ablie Jallow.

Hundreds of kilometers from the main Gambian cities and towns, in Déni Birame Ndaw about fifty kilometers from Dakar (Senegal) where the headquarters of Génération Foot is located, the young people jumped to the ceiling, Balla Djiba, the Senegalese coach who first discovered the Gambian striker, told CAFOnline.com.