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Dramatic day of friendlies in Africa – posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com

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High-flying Senegal were brought down to earth by a 2-0 home defeat to Morocco last night as a host of African giants took part in international friendlies. The Lions of Teranga have emerged as one of the continent’s form sides due to their performances in the ongoing 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, but showed an unexpected vulnerability against a clinical Moroccan side.

The match in Dakar was among 12 friendlies featuring African nations. Among the other highlights, South Africa impressed with a 3-0 thumping of Burkina Faso in Johannesburg, as did Gambia in seeing off the Congo DR by the same score.

Didier Drogba also crept closer to the 50-goal mark at international level after scoring the decisive strike in a 4-3 win for Côte d’Ivoire over Israel. Elsewhere, Guinea Bissau stunned 2012 co-hosts Equatorial Guinea with a 4-1 triumph in Lisbon, while Tunisia recorded a morale-boosting 4-2 win over Mali in Monastir and Zimbabwe won the ‘Battle of the Zambezi’.

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