Europe-based budding stars get Olympic call-ups in Africa

Cameroon are the other African country who have been Olympic champions, edging Spain on penalties with the help of Samuel Eto’o in the 2000 Sydney Games title decider.

The central Africans have a bye to the third round as opponents Sierra Leone were disqualified owing to a FIFA ban imposed last year over government interference.

An Owusu Kwabena hat-trick helped Ghana crush Togo in the first round and they confront Gabon next with Accra hosting the first leg.

South Sudan, who caused a stir by eliminating Uganda last November, meet four-time Olympics qualifiers Tunisia and will once again be the underdogs. 

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