By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles AFCON opponents, Chad defeated Guinea 2-1 in an international friendly game on Saturday in Saint-Leu Paris, completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Alou Cissé gave the Guinea the lead in the 65th minute before Ezekiel Ndouassel restored parity for the CEMAC Cup champions in the 82nd minute with a glancing header.
However, a stoppage time own goal from the Syli Stars skipper, Florentin Pogba handed Emmanuel Tregoat his first win in 2015 ahead of next Saturday's AFCON qualifier against Nigeria in Kaduna.
Guinea coach, Luis Fernandez said after the game: "I'm happy with the state of mind that I have seen. All players have not yet arrived and I only had three strikers. But that does not matter; the important thing was not there.”
“We had some interesting phases of the game. I also like the atmosphere here; it reminds me of childhood memories. I feel good in this group showed a great attitude." Fernandez told reporters according to Nang-yadji Natabe a Chadian football representative in Paris.
Meanwhile Guinea host Swaziland in Casablanca next Friday.
The match facts
Goals: Guinea: A. Cissé (65th); Chad: Nouassel (82), Pogba (90 + 1e).
GUINEA: Conde – Camara, Zayatte (Guilavogui P., 73), F. Pogba – Fofana (N. Keita, 85th), Landel (Ismaël Bangoura Karba, 58th) – A. Cissé, Lass Bangoura (Baio, 54th), I . Sylla (Ibrahima Sory Bangoura, 58th) – Kamano (S. Keita, 73), Mr. Yattara. Coach: L. Fernandez.
CHAD: Dillah – Madtoingue, Ndoram, Nicaise, Hardun – Azack, Kidigui – Betorangal (Beadoum, 77th), Labbo (Casimir Ninga, 54th), Ndouassel – Mbayam (Djimenan, 71st). Coach: E. Tregoat.