Guinea-Bissau beat Sierra Leone 2-1 and qualify for CAN-2023

The Guinea-Bissau national soccer team came from behind on Monday September 11 to beat their Sierra Leone counterparts 2-1, ending the African Cup of Nations qualifying Group A in second place.

In the sixth minute, striker Amadou Bakayoko put the Guineans ahead, but Marítimo’s young midfielder Nito Gomes equalized just before half-time, in the 35th minute.

At the start of the second half, in the 48th minute, midfielder Franculino completed the turnaround, allowing the Guineans to finish the group with 13 points, just two behind Nigeria, winners of the 1980, 1994 and 2013 editions.

Sierra Leone were third with five points, while São Tomé and Príncipe finished with just one.
Guinea-Bissau had already qualified for the final stage, making it their fourth consecutive appearance in the competition, which has been held every two years since 2017.

The 34th edition of the African Cup of Nations will be played between January 13 and February 11, 2024, in Ivory Coast.