African Nations Cup
Hosts Equatorial Guinea benefitted from a hotly disputed penalty in the last minute of normal time to go on and beat Tunisia 2-1 in extra time in the African Nations Cup quarterfinals on Saturday in Bata.
Mauritian referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn ruled that Ivan Bolado was fouled in the 90th minute with Equatorial Guinea trailing 1-0, and on the way out of their home tournament.
Javier Balboa scored from the spot-kick deep in stoppage time, and curled in a brilliant free kick in the first half of...
Javier Balboa was the hero for Equatorial Guinea as his curling extra-time free-kick sealed their place in the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup with a dramatic 2-1 win over Tunisia.
Balboa had sent the match into extra time after he scored a controversial penalty which was awarded to the tournament hosts in the last minute of normal time after Ivan Bolado appeared to have dived in the box.
The amazing turnaround came after Ahmed Akaichi broke the deadlock in the 70th minute to put Tunisia...