The Gambia made history on Monday as they progressed to the last eight of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on their first ever appearance at the finals.

They beat fellow West Africans Guinea 1-0 in a scrappy round of 16 clash at the Stade Omnisports de Bafoussam.

Bologna forward Musa Barrow scored the decisive goal in the 71st minute to take the debutants through as their fairy tale run continues.

His goal was excellent, seizing on a fine pass from Bobb, and Guinea could never produce anything quite as good as that.

The game ended with two red cards, and it was often bruising stuff but Guinea go out, and Gambia progress.

The Gambia, who are 150th in the world, will now face either hosts Cameroon or fellow debutants Comoros in the last eight on Saturday.