In one other recreation, Tunisia claimed a 5-2 win over Libya to make sure they seal prime place within the group
Emilio Nsue scored the one aim of the sport as Equatorial Guinea defeated Tanzania 1-Zero to advance to the Africa Cup of Nations, and ship the Taifa Stars crashing out of rivalry.
In a match staged on the Nuevo Stadium in Malabo on Thursday, the Nationwide Thunder wanted most factors to qualify from Group J, whereas the East Africans wanted a win to revive their probabilities of making it to the finals.
Taifa Stars, underneath then head coach Etienne Ndayiragije, had managed to win the primary match between the pair 2-1, when objectives from Simon Msuva and Salum Abubakar have been sufficient to provide them a win over their opponents, who had scored by way of Pedro Obiang.
Coming into the Thursday night time recreation, the East Africans knew they needed to give their greatest and get a optimistic consequence to face an opportunity of creating it to the finals alongside Tunisia who had certified with two video games to spare.
Kim Poulsen’s fees resorted to cautious play particularly within the first half, and struggled to get into the opponent’s hazard zone, showing content material as a substitute to safe a degree away to take qualification to the ultimate day.
It appeared they’d carried out sufficient till focus lapses within the 90th minute allowed Nsue to seize the winner.
Within the Group J recreation, Libya suffered a 5-2 loss at residence towards Tunisia.
It was the hosts who began the sport on a excessive and wanted 21 minutes to get their opening aim courtesy of Muaid Ellafi. Nevertheless, the Carthage Lions replied within the 39th minute by way of Ellyes Skhiri.
The guests scored their second within the 48th minute due to substitute Seifeddine Jaziri’s strike. Mohamed Drager made it 3-1 three minutes later earlier than Ellafi accomplished his brace within the 54th minute in favour of the hosts.
One other substitute, Anis Ben Slimane ensured Tunisia sealed the win as he discovered the again of the online with six minutes to go. By the point Jaziri scored the fifth, the Libyans have been already out of the sport.
Tanzania will now play Libya at residence as a formality since Tunisia and Equatorial Guinea have already certified.
Equatorial Guinea XI: Jesus Owono, Marvin Anieboh, Federico Bikoro, Igor Engonga, Jose Machin, Luis Alberto Meseguer, Josete Miranda, Basilio Ndong, Salomon Obama, Pedro Obiang, Esteban Orozco.
Subs : Aitor Embela, Marcos Ondo, Ebang Ela, Vicente Esono, Angel Miguel, Emilio Nsue, Jannick Buyla, Saul Coco, Pablo Ganet, Jordan Nsang, Joanet Lopez, Ruben Belima.
Tanzania XI: Aishi Manula, Hussein Mohammed, Shomari Kapombe, Kennedy Juma, Jonas Mkude, Simon Msuva, Erasto Nyoni, Faisal Salum, Mbwana Samatta, Iddi Selemani, Yassin Mzamiru.
Subs: Juma Kaseja, Bakari Mwamnyeto, Kelvin Yondani, Israel Mwenda, Salum Abubakar, Hassan Dilunga, Ayoub Lyanga, Himid Mao, Farid Mussa, Thomas Ulimwengu, Nickson Kibabage