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Equatorial Guinea top Gambia 1-0 in friendly

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The Nzalang Nacional beat the Scorpions 1-0 in a friendly…

By Kingsley Kobo

Mar 31, 2011 3:20:00 PM

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CAF African Cup Of Nations 2012 - Gabon & Equatorial Guinea

CAF African Cup Of Nations 2012 – Gabon & Equatorial Guinea

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Co-host of the 2012 African Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea defeated the Gambia 1-0 in a warm up friendly match played on Tuesday in Bata.

The central African nation is preparing its modest national football team ahead of the 2012 continental showpiece it will host with neighboring Gabon.

Turkish Konyaspor’s striker Thierry Fidjeu, 28, handed his side the lone-goal victory seconds before the break.

Equatorial Guinea just like Gabon are not taking part in the qualifiers but both teams have been multiplying workshops and friendly matches to fine tune their squads ahead of the competition.

Equatorial Guinea recently hired Cote D’Ivoire’s 2006 Fifa World Cup coach Frenchman Henri Michel to prepare the Nzalang Nacional for the 2012 AFCON.

The Gambia are matched up against Burkina Faso and Namibia in Group F, which was slashed to three teams after the withdrawal of Mauritania.

With three points, Gambia are trailing group leaders Burkina Faso, who have raked six points from two games.

The 2012 African Cup of Nations will hold next year from January 21 to February 12.

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