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Guinea demolish Namibia in CHAN opener

Guinea demolish Namibia in CHAN opener

Guinea opened their TOTAL African Nations Championship campaign in style when they hammered Namibia 3-0 at the tournament in Cameroon on Tuesday.

Horoya AC striker Yakhouba Barry was the hero after scoring two goals for the Syli National in their opening match of the tournament exclusively home-based players.

Two first-half goals by striker Barry and his Horoya team-mate Morlaye Sylla put Guinea in cruise control of the Group D match in Limbe.

Barry profited from a faulty back pass from defender Immanuel Heita to goalkeeper Edward Maova in the 13th minute to put the West Africans in the lead.

Horoya AC star Sylla curled beautifully from the edge of the box to extend their advantage just before the break and a late strike from Barry sealed the emphatic victory.

With several players from continental giants Horoya in their squad, Guinea were the favourites and they demonstrated their strength early in the game.

The Sylli National pressed from the start of the game and when Barry spotted a sluggish pass from Heita, the striker raced to get the ball before it could reach the Namibian goalkeeper.

The attacker appreciatively intercepted the pass and easily slotted home to send the vociferous Guinea fans in the stands into raptures.

Guinea goalkeeper Moussa Camara prevented Namibia from drawing level midway through the half-half after he produced an impressive dive to stop Elmo Kambindu’s swerving cross.

Desperate to restore parity, Namibia threw more men forward but there were louder cheers for the West Africans when a swift counter-attack allowed Sylla to break centre of the pitch.

The Sylli National pressed from the start of the game and when Barry spotted a sluggish pass from Heita, the striker raced to get the ball before it could reach the Namibian goalkeeper.

The attacker appreciatively intercepted the pass and easily slotted home to send the vociferous Guinea fans in the stands into raptures.

Guinea goalkeeper Moussa Camara prevented Namibia from drawing level midway through the half-half after he produced an impressive dive to stop Elmo Kambindu’s swerving cross.

Desperate to restore parity, Namibia threw more men forward but there were louder cheers for the West Africans when a swift counter-attack allowed Sylla to break centre of the pitch.

 

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