The Gambia national team, the Scorpions, bounced back from their consecutive two games defeat with a narrow 2-1 win over South Sudan in their final test game in the Morocco training camp.
Assan Ceesay first opened the scoring from the spot on the 23rd minute after the brilliant Ablie Jallow was brought down in the box by a South Sudan defender.
And 12 minutes from the break, the lethal Gambia forward doubled the Scorpions lead again from 12 yards after he was clipped in the box by Toha Freedon.
Substitutes Lamin Jallow and Bubacarr Steve Trawally could have added to the Scorpions lead but they squandered their attempts from close range.
Gumnok netted a consolation for South Sudan after a goalkeeping error by The Gambia’s Sheikh Sibi, who dropped a cross for Gumnok to tap home from close range.
This win will gradually restore hopes on the Scorpions ahead of the AFCON championship in Cameroon. This time around, Tom Saintfiet and his charges escaped the critics who were sharpening their teeth after The Gambia’s loss in their first two test games against the Moroccan CHAN team and Sierra Leone.