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Soccer-Guinea Bissau snatch shock draw against hosts Gabon
January 14, 2017 / 6:16 PM / 8 months ago

Soccer-Guinea Bissau snatch shock draw against hosts Gabon

LIBREVILLE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Guinea Bissau centre back Juary grabbed a last-gasp equaliser to continue their fairytale African Nations Cup campaign as they held hosts Gabon to a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the tournament on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looked to have delivered a winning start for a nervy-looking home team with the opener after 53 minutes but Gabon got caught on the stroke of full time from a set piece as Juary scored with a flying header.

Guinea Bissau were shock qualifiers and had been given little chance at the finals but they proved gutsy contenders despite looking tired in the closing stages as they kept pushing forward against their much vaunted opponents.

Cameroon meet Burkina Faso in the second Group A game at Stade l‘Amitie later on Saturday. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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