Sunday, June 17, 2007
Gabon win to maintain faint Nations Cup hopes
ANTANANANRIVO, June 17 (Reuters) - Gabon kept alive their
slender hopes of qualifying for the African Nations Cup finals
with a 2-0 away win in Madagascar on Sunday.
But the Gabonese, coached by former French international
Alain Giresse, will need to beat World Cup finalists Ivory Coast
by six goals in Libreville in September to reach next year's
finals in Ghana.
Sunday's win put Gabon three points behind Ivory Coast with
one more match to be played in Group One. Ivory Coast beat Gabon
5-0 in Abidjan last year.
Georges Akiremy had Gabon ahead after 20 minutes and the
visitors added one more in stoppage time at the end of the game
from substitute Elvis Eva Kedi.