Senegal vs Gambia LIVE! AFCON result, match stream and latest updates today

Senegal vs Gambia LIVE! AFCON result, match stream and latest updates today

Senegal vs Gambia LIVE!

Senegal began their Africa Cup of Nations title defence with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Gambia helped by Lamine Camara's double in Group C on Monday, bringing an end to a sequence of surprise results at the tournament in the Ivory Coast.

After a shock-filled Sunday at AFCON where the minnows had the upper hand over heavyweight opponents, Senegal restored faith in the form book as Pape Gueye scored early and Camara added two more to ensure victory in the opening Group C encounter.

Gueye put Senegal ahead in the fourth minute at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium, while 20-year-old Camara underlined his promise with a fine finish seven minutes after the break and a sublime second into the top corner four minutes from time.

Senegal vs Gambia highlights

  • GOAL! Gueye hands AFCON holders early lead

  • DOWN! Technical issues as world TV feed goes down

  • GOAL! Camara doubles Senegal's lead

  • GOAL! Superb brace for Camara

Senegal off to winning start in AFCON clash marred by technical issues

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Thanks for joining us!

Senegal opened their Africa Cup of Nations account with a comfortable win over Gambia in a game marred by technical difficulties for fans watching around the world.

Pape Gueye and Lamine Camara both scored early in either half for the defending champions, who are once again fancied to go all the way at AFCON, as Gambia had a man sent off and Camara netted a late third.

Recap the action with our match report!


Ready for more AFCON?

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The second part of this Group C double-header kicks off shortly between Cameroon and Guinea.

Follow that match live here!

Senegal 3-0 Gambia | Full time!

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A very decent start to Senegal's AFCON defence!

Lamine Camara at the double after Pape Gueye's early opener against the ten men of Gambia.

Senegal 3-0 Gambia | 90+5 mins

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Booking for Lamine Camara as he drags a runner back.

Senegal 3-0 Gambia | 90+4 mins

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Just the one venture into the box for Gambia in this period of added-on time, they look set to leave this one empty handed.

Such a big win virtually puts Senegal on the brink of the last-16 already, and only a last-ditch defensive header denies a chance for 4-0.

Senegal 3-0 Gambia | 90 mins

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Into six added minutes.

Highlights: Lamine Camara's stunning goal

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A fantastic brace from the 20-year-old in this half.

GGGGOOOOOAAALLLLL!! Senegal 3-0 Gambia | Camara, 86'

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Goal of the tournament contender right there!

Iliman Ndiaye beautifully spins his marker on the edge of the box before setting up Lamine Camara, who finds the top corner from 25 yards out.


Senegal 2-0 Gambia | 83 mins

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Gambia bring on Abdoulie Sanyang and top scorer Assan Ceesay for the final substitutions of the game.

Senegal 2-0 Gambia | 80 mins

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We are very much drifting gently towards a conclusion here.

Gambian winger Yankuba Minteh is down with cramp, with Senegal players helping him out.

Senegal 2-0 Gambia | 78 mins

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Here come those Senegal changes.

Iliman Ndiaye and Nampalys Mendy replace Ismaila Sarr and goalscorer Pape Gueye.

A bit of a break before we restart with this designated the official water break.

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Senegal 2-0 Gambia | 74 mins

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Moussa Niakhate of Nottingham Forest is down injured for Senegal, but we'll try to run it off.

That may be the end of his afternoon as the substitutes are readied.

Gambia swap Alieu Fadera onto the pitch first.

Senegal 2-0 Gambia | 71 mins

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Nicolas Jackson picked out well over the top, he controls and hits it on target with his left foot... blocked nicely by the goalkeeper.

Senegal 2-0 Gambia | 66 mins

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Hamza Barry and striker Muhammed Badamosi introduced for Gambia's first changes, off come Alasana Manneh and Ali Sowe.

Decent ball into the Senegal box sees Omar Colley head over while under pressure.

Senegal 2-0 Gambia | 63 mins

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Some hard yards are being put in by Ali Sowe up front for Gambia but to no avail, Senegal are looking the more likely to score.

Senegal 2-0 Gambia | 59 mins

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Nicolas Jackson is summoned from the bench for Senegal, it really is his sort of game with plenty of space to attack.

Pathe Ciss also on, for Habib Diallo and Abdou Diallo.

Senegal 2-0 Gambia | 56 mins

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Yankuba Minteh does so well tracking back to deal with a Senegal runner but then passes the ball straight into his own six-yard box for Habib Diallo!

Fortunately for Gambia, the goalkeeper bails them out with a point-blank save.

Senegal 2-0 Gambia | 55 mins

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There are still issues with the television feed for this game, with no commentary in the UK and occasional short outages.

But, on the pitch, Senegal are chasing a third and finding plenty of space against the ten men.

GGGOOOOAALLLL!!! Senegal 2-0 Gambia | Camara, 51'

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The midfielder darts into the box and drills home.

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | 48 mins

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Musa Barrow winds up a good hit from 20 yards and Edouard Mendy dives to parry it away!

The goalkeeper is not happy with his defenders for allowing him so much time and space.

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | Kick-off!

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Hello, we are back!

The second half has begun and we are once again watching live images out of the Ivory Coast.

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | Half time!

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Well, after plenty of stoppage time that's the break. Apparently.

Senegal led early on through Pape Gueye's fourth-minute effort and it's been fairly low-key since, until a late red card for Gambia's Ebou Adams.

Which is just as well with the global television feed for this AFCON game failing!

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | Red card!

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Ebou Adams is dismissed for Gambia after a studs-up challenge on Lamine Camara, which was pulled back by VAR.

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | 44 mins

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Nearing half-time now with a slow tempo in proceedings.

Baboucarr Gaye has produced a fine save from a Senegal header, which wouldn't have counted anyway due to a handball.

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | 41 mins

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No updates from the stadium with the television feed currently down.

A reminder this outage appears to be global, with networks other than Sky Sports in the UK suffering.

In the meantime, here's some reading from AFCON this morning as a Ghana fun accosted Chris Hughton in their team hotel following the shock defeat to Cape Verde.

Read the full story!

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | 33 mins

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A good time for the referee to signal a drinks break out on the pitch. It is another hot and sunny day in west Africa.

Senegal vs Gambia technical issues

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Does, in fact, appear that the global television feed of the game has malfunctioned.

A worldwide outage of this AFCON clash!

Major technical issues for fans watching Senegal vs Gambia

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Fans in the UK have lost their feed to Senegal vs Gambia.

We'll endeavour to bring you updates nevertheless!

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | 25 mins

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Nice run by Yankuba Minteh to win a corner for Gambia, which is met by the leaping Ali Sowe.

But it goes off target! Half a chance, that.


Senegal 1-0 Gambia | 20 mins

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Good spot out of defence for Gambia to close off Sadio Mane's move but Kalidou Koulibaly does a great job dealing with their ball over the top.

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | 16 mins

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Tough handball call goes against Abdou Diallo on the edge of the box, to give Gambia a shooting chance.

Replays show it clearly pinged off his shoulder...

Musa Barrow to take - side netting! Edouard Mendy will say he had it covered.

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | 13 mins

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Nice and easy for Senegal now, their 4-3-3 shape holds firm while Gambia are in possession.

That's forcing the minnows to knock it around in their own half and then go long, which is easily dealt with by the holders' defence.

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | 9 mins

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A lack of commentary for fans in the UK watching on Sky Sports, prompting an apology for "sound problems" from the broadcaster.

Meanwhile, Abdou Diallo is booked fairly harshly for a 50/50 tackle in the midfield.

Highlights: Senegal score first

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Pape Gueye with the breakthrough, his first goal for Senegal.

Senegal 1-0 Gambia | 6 mins

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Perfect start for Senegal, but it's worth remembering that both Ivory Coast and Egypt struggled despite early goals in their games.

Gambia had faced a number of balls into the box leading up to it, but were undone by a fine lay-off into Pape Gueye's perfectly timed run - and accurate finish into the bottom corner.

GGGOOOOOAALLL!! Senegal 1-0 Gambia | Gueye, 4'

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Senegal strike first through Pape Gueye after Sadio Mane's lay-off!

Senegal 0-0 Gambia | 2 mins

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Early tester for Edouard Mendy in the Senegal goal as Alasana Manneh drives a shot from range, which stings the former Chelsea keeper's palms as he parries away.

Senegal vs Gambia | Kick-off!

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We are ready to rock and roll in Yamoussoukro after the formalities between Kalidou Koulibaly and Omar Colley.

Senegal in all white, Gambia in red and blue.

More technical issues

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Once again, the public address system cuts out to leave the Gambian fans finishing off their anthem. And they do a good job of it, too.

Kick-off up next!

Time for the national anthems

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Senegal, who have a hardcore of fans dressed in the yellow, green and red of their flag, up first.

But the public address system cuts out during 'Le Lion rouge'! A good effort by the fans to fill in the final few lines regardless.

Now it's the turn of 'For The Gambia Our Homeland', for Gambia.

Here come the players!

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Approaching kick-off in Ivory Coast as Moroccan referee Radouane Jiyed leads out the two teams.

A pretty sparsely populated venue for the first game of this double-header.

Who to watch out for in the Gambia team

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Yankuba Minteh, the 19-year-old forward signed by Newcastle last year and loaned out to Dutch giants Feyenoord, gets a start in attack for Gambia.

Musa Barrow joins him having earned a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia, following a solid spell in Serie A.

Cardiff midfielder Ebou Adams will look to run the engine room with Stockport's Ibou Touray also in the XI.

Ten-minute warning

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It's mighty hot but luckily not too humid in Yamoussoukro this afternoon.

Let's see how that affects what is the opening match of the tournament for these two teams.

A tough Group C awaits

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Arguably, AFCON's group of death is this one.

Senegal, the defending champions and many people's favourites, will expect to qualify.

But it may not be straightforward with Cameroon a worthy foe for anyone in in the Cup of Nations and former winners.

Guinea have plenty of European experience in their squad and, most importantly, goals with the in-form Stuttgart forward Serhou Guirassy.

Not much is expected of Gambia, however, but as we have already seen this year's tournament is proving a hotbed of upsets.

Fans ready for this one

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A reasonable trip for fans of both teams, with of course almost Gambia's entire land mass surrounded by Senegal.


Senegal vs Gambia | Countdown to kick-off

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Time to warm up in Yamoussoukro.

Mind you, it is 36°C already in central Ivory Coast!

Kick-off in 30 minutes.

The story of AFCON so far

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We are only two days into this Africa Cup of Nations and it's already been a wild ride.

Cape Verde beat Ghana with a stoppage-time goal last night after Egypt required the same to draw with Mozambique and Nigeria drew with Equatorial Guinea.

Hosts Ivory Coast had no such issues however, beating Guinea-Bissau on the opening night.

Tom Saintfiet names his Gambia team

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A few decisions were to be made by Gambia for their line-up.

Stockport defender Ibou Touray beats Wrexhams's Jacob Mendy to starting at left-back.

Baboucarr Gaye is picked ahead of the experienced Modou Jobe in goal.

And record scorer Assan Ceesay is on the bench with Ali Sowe picked in attack alongside Feyenoord teenager Yankuba Minteh and the dangerous Musa Barrow.

Sadio Mane starts for Senegal

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Aliou Cisse names what looks like their normal 3-4-3 for today's game.

Nottingham Forest defender Moussa Niakhate joins Kalidou Koulibaly at the back with Ligue 1 duo Lamine Camara and Pape Gueye given the nod in midfield.

That means there is no place in the XI for Tottenham's Pape Sarr or Everton's Idrissa Gueye.

Ismaila Sarr and Sadio Mane will flank Al Shabbab forward Habib Diallo in attack, with Chelsea's Nicolas Jackson on the bench.

How Gambia line up today

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Gambia XI: Gaye; Janko, Gomez, O. Colley, Touray; Adams, Manneh, Darboe; Minteh, Barrow, Sowe

Subs: Jobe, Barry, Ngum, Marreh, Fadera, Ceesay, Sanyang, Sundberg, Mendy, M. Sanneh, Badamosi, B. Sanneh

Senegal team confirmed

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Senegal XI: E. Mendy; Koulibaly, Niakhate, Jakobs; Diatta, Camara, P. Gueye, A. Diallo; Sarr, H. Diallo, Mane

Subs: Gomis, F. Mendy, Seck, I. Gueye, N. Mendy, Jackson, Kouyate, Ciss, Ndiaye, P. Sarr, Diaw, Sima

Team news set to land soon

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We're expecting to hear the starting line-ups for Senegal vs Gambia imminently.

Today's venue

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The eloquently named Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro is named after former Ivory Coast prime minister Charles Konan Banny and is located in the city of Yamoussoukro.

Makes sense.

It holds 20,000 fans and opened in 2022.

It will host all-but one of the Group C games at this AFCON as part of its eight matches, culminating in a quarter-final.

A big day at AFCON

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Senegal, Cameroon and Algeria all get their campaigns off to a start today.

Throwback: Senegal lift the 2021 AFCON


A tense game, an even tenser penalty shootout... then the glory for the Lions!

Head-to-head record


A strange record of drawing almost half of their games against Senegal - yet never winning one - has befallen Gambia in the history of these teams.

Senegal wins: 13

Gambia wins: 0

Draws: 10

Senegal vs Gambia | Countdown to kick-off


We are 90 minutes away from the 90 minutes of this Group C opener.

We'll have team news with you as soon as we get it.

Match odds

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Senegal: 3/10

Gambia: 17/2

Draw: 11/4

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

Score prediction


Senegal look set for a strong title defence, with plenty of experience in a star-studded squad.

They were difficult to score against when lifting the trophy two years ago and that foundation appears to still be a strength, with a routine, if uneventful, win expected here.

Senegal to win, 2-0.


How we reckon Gambia could line up


Predicted Gambia XI: Jobe; Janko, O. Colley, N. Sanneh, Touray; Jallow, Adams, Sandberg, Marreh, E. Colley; Barrow

Early Gambia team news


The Gambia squad were forced to make an emergency landing on their flight to Yamoussoukro, with players falling asleep due to a lack of oxygen.

Gambia boss Tom Saintfiet said his players were still struggling with nausea and headaches a day later.

He said: "We all fell asleep because there was a lack of oxygen - some of the players couldn't be woken up. The pilot noticed and we had to return.

"People got headaches and if the flight had gone on for another 30 minutes, the whole team would have died. The strange thing is that the oxygen masks didn't come out - it's good that the pilot realised that this was a deadly situation and so turned back. But we are still in shock."

What we reckon for the Senegal line-up


Predicted Senegal XI: E. Mendy; Koulibaly, Jakobs, Diallo; Diatta, Gueye, P. Sarr, I. Sarr; Ndiaye, Jackson, Mane

Early Senegal team news

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Boulaye Dia and back-up goalkeeper Seny Dieng have been ruled out of the tournament for Senegal, with Bamba Dieng and Alfred Gomis called up to the squad as replacements.

Sadio Mane will be a key man up front as ever, while former Chelsea duo Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly will be crucial figures in defence.

Where to watch Senegal vs Gambia

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TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Football. Coverage starts from 1.45pm GMT.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.

Senegal vs Gambia LIVE!

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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport's coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations clash between Senegal and Gambia.

It promises to be another great day in Ivory Coast after an opening weekend full of shocks.

But Senegal, as the defending champions, are big favourites to claim the three points at Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro this afternoon.

Kick-off comes at 2pm GMT.

Stay tuned right here for all the build-up, match action and reaction!

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