Gabon thrash Sudan to go top of Group I


Despite their match in the group is of little consequence as it will not count towards the points tally, Gabon have moved to the top of Group I in the ongoing 2017 African Nations Cup qualifying on Saturday with a 4-0 home victory against Sudan in Libreville.

Gabon will host the 2017 Afcon and automatically qualify for the tournament.

The host took an early lead from Maligabon_sudan-21187ck Evouna (pictured) who perfectly scored in the a 29th-minute to put Gabon ahead before Samson Mbingui slotted home to doubled their advantage in the 61st minute.

The Gabonese began to dominate and almost added to their advantage six minutes after when dangerous Malick Evouna sealed his brace on the 68th minute and star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished the job in the 70th minute.

Both teams ended up with 10 men against 10 after Ibrahim Salah of Sudan and Andre Poko of Gabon sent off with 14 minutes on the clock to go.

In the groups’ other match, Sierra Leone with zero points will go toe to toe with the reigning African Champions the Ivory Coast later today at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt (Nigeria) Sunday, September 6, 2015, at 16h (local time or 15H GMT).

Gabon are top of the group with four points followed by Sudan on three after defeating Sierra Leone in the opening day of the qualifiers while Ivory Coast played to a goalless draw stand on (one point) face Sierra Leone (zero points) today.

Meanwhile, a historic day for South Sudan ranked 198th in the latest world rankings for the first time ever they won in a competitive match beating of Equatorial Guinea 1-0 In Group C of 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier since joining international football in 2012.

This weekend’s Afcon qualifiers

Friday: Djibouti 0-2 Togo
Namibia 0-2 Senegal
Comoros 0-1 Uganda
Burundi 2-0 Niger
Rwanda 0-1 Ghana
Sao Tome 0-3 Morocco
Guinea-Bissau 2-4 Congo
Liberia 1-0 Tunisia
Botswana 1-0 Burkina Faso
Tanzania 0-0 Nigeria
South Sudan 1-0 Eq Guinea
Seychelles 1-1 Ethiopia
Mauritania 3-1 South Africa
Gabon 4-0 Sudan (friendly)


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