Libya loses to Guinea in 2021 AFCON Qualifiers

The win saw Equatorial Guinea move up to second on three points while Libya dropped to fourth with the same number of points.

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers resumed on Wednesday after months of suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic with five matches played across the continent.

In Group J, Equatorial Guinea registered a stunning comeback to defeat Libya 3-2 in Cairo.

A penalty by Sanad Al Warfali and a strike by Mohamed Bettamer saw Libya in three second-half minutes saw Libya take a 2-1 lead having trailed through Jose Antonio Miranda’s 33rd-minute goal.

However, with the game appearing to be destined for a Libya win, Pedro Obiang and substitute Salomon Obama scored within three minutes of each other in injury time to snatch victory at the death.

The win saw Equatorial Guinea move up to second on three points while Libya dropped to fourth with the same number of points.

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