2026 World Cup qualifiers: Côte d'Ivoire beat Gambia
The second day of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers continued on Monday, November 20. Côte d'Ivoire won their second game, this time against Gambia (2-0).
Ivorian Christian Kouamé. AFP - ISSOUF SANOGO
By: Farid Achache Follow
After crushing Seychelles on the first day of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers with a 9-0 win, it was a victory that the Ivorians brought back from Tanzania against Gambia.
For this second matchday, Christian Kouamé distinguished himself in the 45th minute by sending a ball into the back of the net as the Gambian goalkeeper repelled an Ivorian shot. Just before, Kouamé had hit the crossbar with a superb volley.
In the second half, Gambia had the chance to equalise after a header from Musa Barrow from a set piece (68'). The ball ended up in the back of the net. It was one of the few chances for Gambia in this match.
Seko Fofana, the former Lens striker, put the Ivorians to safety with a powerful left-footed shot thirty yards from goal (86'). On the next matchday in June, the Elephants will host Gabon.
Earlier in the day, Guinea-Bissau beat Djibouti (1-0), who are in last place in Group A, dominated by Egypt. Equatorial Guinea picked up a second win over Liberia.
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