The Gambia beat Gabon 2-1 in Banjul today to top Group D in the AFCON qualifying round.

The win is likely to be overshadowed by the airport controversy in the hours before the match that has seen the Confederation of African Football (Caf) step in to investigate.

The opening goal came four minutes after half-time thanks to a shocking mistake from the Gabon keeper Anthony Mfa Mezui. 

He went to clear a back pass and completely missed the ball allowing the former Swansea City striker Modou Barrow to run past him and score in an empty net.

In the 79th minute Bologna forward Musa Barrow added a second after being set-up nicely by UAE-based Steve Bubacarr Trawally, who pulled the ball across the keeper to find his unmarked team-mate.

Gabon pulled a goal back in the 89th minute as Bruno Ecuele Manga powerfully headed home a free-kick from Denis Bounga. 

The result means that The Gambia are ahead of Gabon on goal difference with both teams on seven points and the same head-to-head record, with two rounds of qualifying remaining.

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