CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) Atak Lual's second-half goal gave South Sudan its first ever competitive victory as the world's newest nation beat Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Saturday.

South Sudan's success came three years after it was allowed to play international soccer, and boosts its chances of an even bigger shock: qualifying for the continent's top tournament in 2017.

Lual scored in the 52nd minute in Juba to stun Equatorial Guinea, a semifinalist at the African Cup it hosted this year.

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