AFCON AFCON 2023: Gambia’s Ebou Adams first player to see red in Ivory Coast

Gambia AFCON 2023

Gambia player Ebou Adams became the first player to be sent off at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as his team battled Senegal in a Group C contest Monday.

At the stroke of half-time, Adams, who features for EFL Championship side Cardiff City, was sent off for an early shower after he was given his marching orders for a studs-up challenge following a VAR review.

By the time Adams was sent off, Senegal were leading the game 1-0 courtesy of a fourth minute goal from Pape Gueye.

A poor defensive header found the unmarked Sadio Mane, who turned and rolled the ball to Gueye 12 yards out, and the Marseille midfielder swept home a controlled first-time finish with his left foot.

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 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.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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