Gabon stun Morocco to win U-23 African Championship

Saturday 10 Dec 2011

Gabon cause a huge upset after winning the U-23 African Championship at the expense of hosts Morocco

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Gabon's Olympic team (Photo: CAF Online)

Gabon continued their fairytale after clinching the U-23 African Championship title following a stunning 2-1 comeback victory over hosts Morocco on Saturday.

Morocco took the lead midway through the first half through a goal from Mokhtar Youness but Gabon’s Landry Jerry Obiang leveled the score in the 34th minute.

Nono Allen struck four minutes before the interval as Gabon claimed a famous victory which gave them their first ever major title.

Both sides, who had already qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in London, finished with ten men.

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