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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Libya shock Aubameyang's Gabon as Salah-less Egypt beat Angola

The second round of the qualification for next year's global showpiece started across the continent on Wednesday

Libya shocked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon with a 2-1 defeat in their opening match in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

The Panthers gave up their early lead and conceded a goal in each half of Wednesday's encounter which set them up to a poor start.

Andre Biyogo Poko got Gabon off to a flying start with his 11th-minute opener at the Martyrs of February Stadium but Libya responded shortly after with their equaliser.

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In the 28th minute, Ali Salama drew Libya level and later in the second half, Sanad Al Warfali grabbed the match-winning goal that sealed maximum points for the hosts in the 89th minute.