Senegal Lose 2-1 To Equatorial Guinea – Cannot Qualify


Equatorial Guinea pulled off a shock result tonight, when they beat Senegal 2-1 at the Estadio de Bata in Bata

Demba Ba – Senegal beaten – cannot advance from their group

Both Newcastle strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse started the game up front for Senegal.

Equatorial Guinea went two goals up with goals from C. Katongo after 54 mins and then the second from Randy after 62 mins, and then Moussa Sow pulled one back for Senegal late in the game after 89 minutes.

It looks like Papiss Cisse played the whole game but Demba Ba was substituted after 58 minutes.

Senegal had gone down to a shock 2-1 defeat to Zambia in their first game in group A last Sunday, but now they are bottom of their group with zero points, and cannot qualify for the knock-out rounds.

Before the game Demba Ba had tweeted this:

“We win we’r still in! We lose we’r out! As simple as that!!!!!!”

Equatorial Guinea, one of the host countries,  top the group with 6 points and Zambia are in second place on 4 points.

The qualification process involves ten groups of four, one of which was reduced to a group of three after the withdrawal of Mauritania, and one group of five.

The top team from each group goes through to the elimination rounds, as well as the second placed team from the group of five, and also the best two best second placed teams also qualify.

Senegal play Libya on Sunday evening in their final group game,  and then the two Newcastle strikers will be heading home to Tyneside, and can presumably play against Aston Villa a week on Sunday at St. James’ Park, or even at Blackburn next Wednesday night.

It’s tough luck on the two strikers,  but it means they will only miss four games in total, two Premier League games – QPR and Fulham – and two FA Cup ties – Blackburn and Brighton.

In the other game in Group A Zambia drew with Libya 2-2 in the previous game on the same field, with the scores  being 1-1 at the half. Libya were the surprise qualifiers after all the turmoil in that country, preceding the Championship.

The first game was delayed for an hour and 15 minutes because of heavy rains in Bata, so the Senegal – Equatorial Guinea game was also put back.

Tomorrow night Cheick Tiote and the Ivory Coast play Burkina Faso at the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo in Malabo, after winning their first game 1-0 against  Sudan, with the winner coming from Didier Drogba.

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90 comments so far

  • Wor Shearer

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Can’t bloody wait!

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  • G

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Their loss, our gain. Hopefully they will both be fit for the Villa match.

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  • LenDixon

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s leaving home, he’s leaving home, he’s leaving
    SHOLAS LEAVING HOME!!!

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  • GeordieAnt

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Erm….Ed….EQG scored in the 94th minute…and also…they top the table with 6 points…not Zambia with 4 points lol. Bit of a rush to get this one out eh? lol

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Aly Cissokho’s agent will meet with Juventus on Friday

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  • Thump

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #6

    They’re coming home, they’re coming home, they’re coming! Demba’s are coming home!

    Back for the Villa game you reckon?

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  • Thump

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #7

    lol Len 😀

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  • GeordieGesus

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Looks as if our lads will be back for 1st Feb. 🙂

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #9

    2 seahorses on a shirt

    Papiss Cisse beaming

    No more Ameobi

    Demba Bas got me dreaming

    Theyre coming home

    Theyre coming home

    Theyre coming

    Dembas coming home

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #10

    wow wata a great news 🙂

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  • Benry

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Shola’s loss is the gain of the city of Newcastle, and the millions of toon supporters worldwide.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Whats the bet that Sholla starts at Villa 😉

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #13

    now we have to hope Ba and cisse dont get played on the 29th 😉 cause if they play I cant see em starting against blackburn…

    also noticed our birghton game is 4 days before blackburn so I can see a B team getting beaten by brighton :S

    either way on the 5th of feb no matter what Ba and cisse will be in our 11 😀

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #14

    cant the leav.now for newcastle? coz they r already out

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  • Wor Shearer

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #15

    That’ll give Shay Given something to think about.

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  • Benry

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #16

    I can just imagine that part in the song that goes:

    ‘Everyone seems to know the score….They’ve seen it all befoooorrreeeee’

    And in the background is a montage of Ameobi misscontrolling or slipping on the ball and laughing like an oaf as usual.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Lee Ryder @lee_ryder
    Cisse and Ba set to fly back on Monday and could even play at #blackburn next week! #nufc

    I assumed they’d be back for Blackburn, but being fit and ready is another matter entirely.

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Villa @ home a week on Sunday. Now that’s looking a lot tastier.

    ………………….Krul

    Simmo….Willo….Collo….Santon

    ……….Guthrie…..Cabaye…………
    Arfa……………………………..Jonas

    ……………Ba……..Cisse…………….

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Jesus Christ Ameobi can’t get a night off.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #20

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    Cisse and Ba set to fly back on Monday and could even play at #blackburn next week! #nufc

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #21

    they*

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Best couldn’t score

    Shola fell on the floor

    I was miserable before

    Senegal got beat

    2 seahorses on a shirt

    Papiss Cisse beaming

    No more Ameobi

    Demba Bas got me dreaming

    Theyre coming home

    Theyre coming home

    Theyre coming

    Dembas coming home

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  • thornus84

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #23

    @Thump is it worth signing up to?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #24

    A cant see Ba and Cisse starting straight away Ba might but it’l be with Best and then Cisse will be eased in

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  • Wor Shearer

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #25

    @GeordieCoaster

    Well this might be one of his last…

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #26

    @JB
    Your age is catching up to ya, beat u on that one 😉

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  • Benry

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Why the hell should Strolla get a night off!? he gets every f@cking match he plays in off ffs!!

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  • boater

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Good stuff. Although if they can’t manage any goals as a pair against Equatorial Guinea then could struggle against the premiership sides.

    Benry – I don’t like to see abuse bandied around on here, but you sir are a dick.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #29

    Dannyo – Old arthritic fingers let me down mate 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #30

    Lads before we all get carried away,just because they’ve not qualified are the respective Associations obliged to release them straight away, are they not tied in to commercial stuff n that.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #31

    @ boater

    I think Barcelona would have struggled to be Guines tonight on that pitch

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  • Demba_Ba

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Sit down and shut up Strolla ameobi the demba’s are back !

    ………………….Krul

    Simmo….Willo….Collo….Santon

    ……Guthrie…..Cabaye…Jonas……

    …………………….Arfa………………………

    ……………Ba……..Cisse…………….

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  • Wor Shearer

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #33

    @boater

    I can’t wait to see Ba when he’s not struggling!

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Jack you are an old f@cker though. Lol

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  • JackButler

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Pepe of Madrid has to be the most disgraceful professional footballer on the face of the earth

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  • Benry

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #36

    boater ur a muppet and shola sux

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Wonder how this could work…

    ……………….Krul

    Simmo….Willo….Collo….Santon

    ………………..Tiote…………………
    ……Guthri………………..Cabaye….

    ……………………Ba…………………..
    …….Cisse.………………Arfa……

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #38

    put them straight in at blackburn why not they will b fit there training everyday out there n they will train tuesday n wed morning probably

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Dannyo,
    From what I’ve heard from you about Lee Ryder and his tweets he sounds like a tw*t.

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  • Wor Shearer

    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #40

    btw lads, the Real v Barca game is turning out to be another classic….should watch

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