The National Elephants come from behind to trounce Guinea-Bissau

The National Elephants come from behind to trounce Guinea-Bissau
Camara Seydouba of Guinea challenged by Tigana Quebe of Guinea-Bissau during 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations match between Guinea and Guinea-Bissau at Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Cape Coast, Ghana on 10 September 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Sep 10, 2017. 21:55

Goals from Sekou Ketia and Abdoulaye Camara saw Guinea come from behind to beat Guinea-Bissau 2-1 in a Last 16, 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations match at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday, September 10.

The Djurtus took the ascendancy early on and opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Gilson Correia headed a pin-point free-kick from the left by Tigana Quebe into the back of the net, 1-0.

Guinea almost levelled matters in the 27th minute when a shot-cum-cross from the right by Seydouba Camara came back off the crossbar.

Three minutes later the National Elephants were afforded the perfect opportunity to equalise when Hemiliano Gomes Lopes pulled Ismael Sylla down inside the box and the referee pointed to the spot.

Sekou Ketia stepped up for Guinea and made no mistake from the penalty-spot to draw the game level, 1-1.

In the 40th minute the National Elephants took the lead after a great passing move inside the Guinea-Bissau box concluded with Abdoulaye Camara slotting home from close range, 2-1.

The second half started slowly and chances on goal were at a bare minimum.

The first real opportunity of the stanza only came on the hour mark courtesy of a stinging 25-yard free-kick from Guinea’s Seydouba Camara, but the Djurtus keeper made a find save to deny him.

In the 78th minute Guinea-Bissau almost equalised when Mutaro Embalo broke into the box from the left flank, but his shot from an acute angle was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Abdoulaye Sylla.

The Djurtus threw numbers forward in search of a second goal, but Guinea defended stoutly to hold on for a hard fought 2-1 win.

Guinea (1) 2 (Keita 32’ pen, Abdoulaye Camara 40’)
Guinea-Bissau (1) 1 (Correia 15’)


Guinea coach: Hamidou Camara

Guinea: 1. A Sylla, 2. Alseny Camara, 4. N Camara, 5. A Conde, 3. I Sylla, 17. D Bangoura, 8. Abdoulaye Camara, 13. M Jean (7. Sory Camara 86’), 10. S Camara, 11. K Keita (Cisse 71’), 15. S Keita (K Camara 62’).

Guinea-Bissau coach: Domingo Nafatcha

Guinea-Bissau: 12. Rui Dabo, 13. Mane, 14. Correia, 5. Lamine Ba, 17. Lopes, 6. Djalo, 10 Embalo, 8. Pires, 7. Quebe, 11. Embalo, 9. Da costa (18. Junior 60’).

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