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.
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) September 8, 2018
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 Ziani (@bylka613_) September 8, 2018
— 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: