Late Bayo Header Sends Guinea to AFCON Quarter-Finals, Despite Equatorial Guinea’s Missed Penalty

In a thrilling match at the Africa Cup of Nations, Mohamed Bayo’s header in the 98th minute sealed Guinea’s spot in the quarter-finals, securing victory over 10-man Equatorial Guinea.

The game saw Equatorial Guinea midfielder Federico Bikoro being sent off, while Guinea’s goalkeeper, Jesus Owono, made crucial saves.

Despite Equatorial Guinea’s earlier missed penalty, Guinea’s perseverance paid off as they clinched a historic win. This dramatic victory marks Guinea’s first quarter-final appearance since 2015.

The match, filled with twists and turns, ended with Bayo’s late heroics, making it a memorable moment in AFCON history.

(Adapted from BBC Sport)

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