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Afcon 2021: Tanzania Taifa Stars come from behind to beat Equitorial Guinea

Afcon 2021: Tanzania Taifa Stars come from behind to beat Equitorial Guinea

Tanzania Taifa Sars come from behind and score late to beat Equatorial Guinea 2-1 in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The National Stadium in Dar es Salaam was about half full for Tanzania’s Group J win over Equatorial Guinea.

Tanzania enjoyed most of the ball in the first-half and created several good chances but it was Equatorial Guinea who scored first after 15 minutes.

Former West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang’s scored after 15 minutes when he hit a powerful yet speculative effort from 35 yards that keeper Juma Kaseja should have tipped over the bar.

Captain Mbwana Samatta was the hosts biggest threat and he will feel he should have scored just before half-time but keeper Felipe Ovono denied him with the second part of a smart double save.

Simon Msuva grabbed the equaliser on 68 minutes with cheeky move to nip in front of Ovono, who was poised to catch a cross, and head the ball against the post before hooking the rebound into the net.

Salum Abubakar scored a spectacular winner in injury time with a fierce shot from outside the area that flew past Ovono.

Abubakar’s celebration saw him run down one of the exits and it almost looked as if he was going to run out of the stadium.

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