MATCH CENTRE

SAT 15 NOVEMBER 2014, 17:30, LOME

1
VS
4

Guinea thump Togo to blow Group E wide open

by Staff Reporter

Sat November 15, 19:50

Guinea blew Group E of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers wide open with a 4-1 away win over Togo on Saturday evening.

Syli Nationale headed to Lome needing a victory to revive their hopes of reaching next year’s finals in Equatorial Guinea and they duly pulled off a great away win to complete a ‘double’ over the Sparrow Hawks, who they beat 2-1 earlier in the qualifying campaign.

The result, combined with Uganda’s 1-0 win over Ghana earlier today, means just two points cover the four teams in Group E and all of them head into the final round of matches on Wednesday with a chance of qualifying.

Guinea broke the deadlock just past the midway point of the first half, with Idrissa Sylla finding the back of the net to make it 1-0 to the away side.

It then became the Seydouba Soumah show, with the former Ajax Cape Town and University of Pretoria player scoring a hat trick to make it 4-0. He netted in the 40th, 59th and 65th minutes.

Togo pulled a goal back through Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who converted a penalty in the 69th minute, but that was as good as it got for the Sparrow Hawks, who could have ended the day top of the log but instead ended bottom of the standings.

Ghana lead with eight points, Uganda and Guinea each have seven, and Togo have six. The final round of matches takes place on Wednesday evening, with Ghana hosting Togo and Guinea hosting Uganda.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE LOME
TOGO GOALS GUINEA GOALS
Emmanuel Adebayor (67') Idrissa Sylla (25')
Seydouba Soumah (40')
Seydouba Soumah (59')
Seydouba Soumah (65')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
TOGO STARTING LINEUP GUINEA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
0
Midfielder
40'
59'
65'
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
67'
0
Forward/Striker
25'
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
CARDS
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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