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 By Nick Ames

Equatorial Guinea's feel-good story soured by dubious penalty

Security guards separate referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn from Tunisia's players at the end of Saturday's quarterfinal.

BATA, Equitorial Guinea -- At least the security forces in Estadio de Bata had ample warning.

It had been clear for over half an hour that there was no chance of the Tunisians going quietly, and when Rajindraparsad Seechurn blew the final whistle it was time to move fast. First it was Seechurn himself who took off, sprinting towards the tunnel as a line of players in white kits pursued. They were not going to stop and, for a couple of heart-in-mouth moments, it seemed as if the force of their ire...

Hosts Equatorial Guinea reach ANC semis with help of late penalty decision

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Equatorial Guinea's players celebrate after winning their quarterfinal after extra time.

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...

African Nations Cup quarterfinals moved to Malabo, Bata

Cameroon coach Volker Finke and captain Stephane Mbia look ahead to crucial clash against Ivory Coast.
Manchester City pair Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony could be available for the club's Premier League match with Chelsea at the weekend, if Ivory Coast lose to Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

The African Nations Cup (ANC) quarterfinal involving hosts Equatorial Guinea has been moved from the small town of Ebebiyin to the country's biggest city, Bata.

The African Football Confederation (CAF) also decided the quarterfinal in Mongomo would be moved to Malabo, the capital city.

"These two pitches have been adversely affected by a combination of wear and tear from the six games played or to be played in each of them, and the unstable weather conditions seen lately," CAF said in a statement...

By ESPN Staff
5 days ago

Highlights: Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

DR Congo and Tunisia's 1-1 draw proved enough to send both side's through to the African Cup of Nations quarter-finals.


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DR Congo, Tunisia both advance in African Nations Cup after draw

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DR Congo's Loteteka Jeremy Bokila, left, celebrates with teammate Diedonnei Mbokani after scoring a crucial goal.

Tunisia and DR Congo both qualified for the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup following a 1-1 draw in their final Group B match on Monday.

Ahmed Akaichi headed Tunisia into the lead in the 31st minute from close range to put his side on the brink of qualification before Jeremy Bokila equalised in the 65th minute.

The goalless draw between Cape Verde and Zambia meant both Tunisia and DR Congo both progressed, with DR Congo edging through on number of goals scored.

With everything to play for,...