MATCH CENTRE

SAT 06 SEPTEMBER 2014, 21:15

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Tunisia fight back to beat Botswana

by Staff Reporter

Sun September 07, 00:07

Tunisia came from behind to register a 2-1 win over Botswana in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet on Saturday night.

Joel Mogorosi fired the visitors ahead on the stroke of half time but Wahbi Khazri levelled matters after the break before Chikhaoui scored a later winner.

The hosts had numerous opportunities to take the lead in the first half but were let down by wayward finishing and also denied by the woodwork.

The visitors took the lead against the run of play in the 44th minute with Mogorosi finishing from the left side of the box, completing a quick counter-attack.

Defender Bilel Mohsni came close to levelling matters ten minutes into the second half, but his header was kept out by Kabelo Dambe as well as the upright.

The Botswana goalkeeper was helpless in the 75th minute as Khazri curled his freekick into the top corner to make the score 1-1.

The Carthage Eagles claimed maximum points at the death when Chikhaoui converted from the penalty spot after defender Ofentse Nato had handled the ball inside the box.

The win leaves Tunisia in second place behind Senegal, who defeated Egypt 2-0 on Friday, while Botswana are third with no points.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
TUNISIA BOTSWANA
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
20
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
3
Defender
0
Defender
12
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
3
Midfielder
0
Defender
18
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
9
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