Equatorial Guinea edge past South Sudan in WCQ

Equatorial Guinea edge past South Sudan in WCQ
Equatorial Guinea players run to celebrate after Secundino Salvador Nsi Eyama (18) of Equatorial Guinea scores a goal during the 2018 Chan game between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria at Le Grand Stade Agadir in Agadir, Morocco on 23 January 2018 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Sep 08, 2019. 20:23

Equatorial Guinea booked their place in the second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying with a 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate) win over South Sudan at Nuevo Estadio de Malabo in Malabo on Sunday.

The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture in Omdurman, Sudan earlier this week. An own goal from Niko Kata cancelling out Luis Meseguer’s opener.

The result, left both teams with a lot to play for in Malabo in the second-leg.

Following a goalless first-half, Nzalang Nacional found the opener through captain and all-time top scorer Emilio Nsue in the 72nd minute.

Kike Boula, who like Nsue now plies his trade in Cyprus, teed up the Equatorial Guinea skipper who slid home a low shot to lead the hosts into the next round.

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