AFCON 2012:Senegal Knocked Out by E.Guinea

Following the daily occurrence in the African Cup OF Nations’ 2012 which started on Saturday,Senegal was shown the way home after losing 2-1 to Equitorial … Continue reading AFCON 2012:Senegal Knocked Out by E.Guinea


AFCON 2012:Senegal Knocked Out by E.Guinea

Following the daily occurrence in the African Cup OF Nations’ 2012 which started on Saturday,Senegal was shown the way home after losing 2-1 to Equitorial Guinea yesterday.

AFCON 2012:Senegal Knocked Out by E.Guinea

A stoppage time goal from Spanish fourth division fullback David Alvarez scored took Equatorial Guinea’s team of unknown foreign-born players into the African Nations Cup quarter-finals.

Equatorial Guinea failed to muster a shot in the first half as Senegal, surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Zambia in their opener, made it look embarrassingly easy yet failed to score.

The second half was a complete turnaround as Spanish second division player Iban Iyanga, better known by his footballing name Randy, headed home the first goal of the game just after the hour.

Senegal finally equalised in the 89th minute through Lille’s Moussa Sow and had two clear chances to win the game in a dramatic finale.

Instead Alvarez, known as Kily and who plays with Spain’s Langreo, hit a spectacular swerving drive from outside the penalty box to ensure one of Africa’s smallest countries will play in next week’s quarter-finals.

Fans at home watched in dismay as their much-vaunted team, mostly made up of players from clubs in the major European leagues, missed more than a dozen clear-cut openings as they became the first side to be knocked out.

Fans at home in Dakar voiced their fury in deiffrenet parts of Senegal as their team lost and the team shouls likely expect a hostile reception on their return to Dakar.

According to Reuters,Fan at home said they were fed up with the Senegal team and they also expressed their dissappointment too.

Senegal are Ranked 151st in the world and playing in the tournament for the first time, Equatorial Guinea’s players received one million dollars between them from the government for winning their Group A opener against Libya.

The team included five players born in Spain, two from Ivory Coast and one each from Cameroon, Brazil and Cape Verde.