A fan climbs a tower at Independence Stadium to watch an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Gambia and Algeria
(Image: Twitter/Vahoos Gorkasovic)

VIDEO: Overcapacity at Independence Stadium for Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

No spare tickets in Bakau.


Fútbol de selecciones africanas en su máxima expresión pic.twitter.com/5MUu5rmkfK

— Vahoos Gorkasovic (@Vahooos) September 8, 2018

There were no spare tickets for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Gambia and Algeria, but that didn’t stop many more than the ground held finding a way in.

The Group D clash was played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau which, after being renovated in 2011, holds 30,000 people but there were crowds standing in front of already full stands.


Gambia-Algeria: Fans are literally sitting all around the pitch, yet the CAF match official said it's fine and the match should be played pic.twitter.com/hGdwfQx11Y

— Walid Bylka (@bylka613_) September 8, 2018

Algeria NT subs leaning back on an adboard as there's no room on the benches of Independence Stadium.Sensational. #AFCON2019q pic.twitter.com/zL287clsRj

— Lotfi Wada (@LotfiWada) September 8, 2018

Others could be seen climbing up structures attached to the buildings in an effort to get a view of the game on Saturday evening.

Comprehensive pre-match footage and coverage of the decisions that led to the match going ahead, below: