Africa

Two African Countries Book Place In World Cup Play Off Round

Tuesday, October 12
*Namibia 1-3 Senegal
*Zimbabwe 0-1 Ghana
*Congo 1-2 Togo 
*Niger 0-4 Algeria
*South Africa 1-0 Ethiopia
*Guinea 1-4 Morocco


Two African countries have booked their place at the final round of the qualifiers of the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Both Senegal and Morocco are just a tie away from reaching next year’s World Cup in Qatar after picking wins on Tuesday.

Nigeria beat hosts Namibia 3-1 thanks to Famara Diedhiou hat-trick to move eight points clear atop of group H with two group matches left.

Morocco on the other hand, eased past Guinea with a 4-1 win in Group I; Selim Amallah scored twice, Ayoub El Kaabi and Sofiane Boufal were on target for Morocco while Mamadou Kane scored Guinea’s consolation goal.

The ongoing African qualifiers have ten groups where each group winner will be drawn into five home-and-away ties. The winners of each fixture will advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Elsewhere, Thomas Partey scored the only goal as Ghana beat Zimbabwe in Harare.

Ethiopia skipper Getaneh Kebede struck in his own net to fall to South Africa.

Riyad Mahrez, Baghdad Bounedjah, Islam Silimani and Ismael Bennacer scored for Algeria in a 4-0 away win over Niger.

Congo fell to Togo in the other match played on Tuesday.

The remaining Qualification matches of the groups will be played next month before the playoff round in March next year.


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