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Africa World Cup qualifying wrap: Libya stun Cameroon

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 10 Jun 2012


Libya left it late to hand Cameroon their first 2014 World Cup qualifying defeat in Group I on Sunday, while Congo DR accounted for Togo.

Ahmed Zuway had given Libya the lead on eight minutes, only for the visitors to equalise eight minutes later through Mainz striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

But Abdul-Hafeedh Arbeesh’s men secured all three points courtesy of a goal three minutes into added time from substitute Hamed Snousi Haneesh.

Goals from Mabi Mputu and Dieumerci Mbokani guided Democratic Republic of Congo to a 2-0 win over Togo in Kinshasa, despite the dismissal of Albert Milambo-Mutamba in the first half.

Three goals in the second half from Egypt clinched an enthralling 3-2 win in Guinea.

Abdoul Camara’s 20th minute penalty had Guinea ahead at the break but two goals in 10 minutes from Egypt’s Mohamed Abo Trika stunned the home crowd.

The 33-year-old striker scored his first on 58 minutes before converting a penalty 10 minutes later, following a red card to Guinea goalkeeper Naby-Moussa Yattara.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, the home side levelled with two minutes remaining thanks to an Alhassane Bangoura goal but Mohamed Salah broke Guinea hearts in the 95th minute.

Meanwhile Mozambique and Zimbabwe played out a goalless draw in Group G’s other fixture.

In Group A, a brace from Egyptian-based striker Said Saladin delivered a 2-0 victory to Ethiopia in their clash with the Central African Republic, while Tanzania overcame an early deficit to beat Gambia 2-1 in Group C.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Benin defender Razak Omotoyossi was sent off for attacking the referee as his side conceded a late goal to draw 1-1 against Group H opponents Rwanda, Liberia and Angola could not break the deadlock in their Group J clash and winless Lesotho claimed their first point with a 0-0 draw against Group D leaders Sudan.


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