Factfiles of African 2022 World Cup qualifiers
CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Factfiles of African 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Johannesburg (AFP) – Factfiles for Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, the five African nations who qualified this week for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. They will discover which three group opponents they are each going to face when the draw for the 32-team tournament is made in Doha on Friday. The first World […]

Factfiles of African 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Johannesburg (AFP) – Factfiles for Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, the five African nations who qualified this week for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. They will discover which three group opponents they are each going to face when the draw for the 32-team tournament is made in Doha on Friday. The first World […]
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Three African coaches bring instant World Cup joy

Johannesburg (AFP) – Cameroon, Ghana and Tunisia fired their coaches after unsatisfactory Africa Cup of Nations results this year, and the bold moves paid off this week with qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Hastily appointed Cameroon boss Rigobert Song saw Karl Toko Ekambi score in the 124th minute on Tuesday to snatch […]
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Mane sinks Egypt again, Partey strike upsets Nigeria

Diamniadio (Senegal) (AFP) – Liverpool star Sadio Mane converted a shoot-out penalty on Tuesday to take African champions Senegal to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at the expense of Egypt. Senegal won the second leg of the African play-off 1-0 in in Diamniadio thanks to a fourth-minute goal from Boulaye Dia and the teams […]
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Egypt will defend with 16 players against Senegal, vows Queiroz

Johannesburg (AFP) – Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz says his team "will defend with 16 players" when they protect a 1-0 lead over Senegal on Tuesday in the second leg of an African World Cup play-off.  "What I mean by 16 players is that each one must make the effort of two players, not just one […]
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Slimani stars for Algeria, disaster for Mali's Sissako

Johannesburg (AFP) – Veteran forward Islam Slimani scored five minutes before half-time to give Algeria a 1-0 win over Cameroon in Douala on Friday in the first leg of a World Cup play-off. Slimani, 33, soared in a crowded goalmouth to head a Youcef Belaili free-kick  powerfully past goalkeeper Andre Onana into the roof of the […]
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Brilliant goal gives Morocco World Cup advantage over DR Congo

Johannesburg (AFP) – Tarik Tissoudali scored a brilliant equaliser as Morocco moved closer to a sixth World Cup appearance by drawing 1-1 with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa on Friday.   A move that began with a superb slide tackle by Moroccan defender Romain Saiss ended with Tissoudali rifling the ball into the […]
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World Cup at stake in Ghana and Nigeria's Jollof Derby

In the final stages of CAF World Cup qualifying, Ghana and Nigeria play for a berth over two legs. Ghana, the heroes of the 2010 World Cup, hit rock bottom two months ago. In the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, they failed to win a game in the tournament. This is something the Black Stars […]

Ekambi takes Cameroon to play-offs at expense of Ivory Coast

Johannesburg (AFP) – Karl Toko Ekambi was the toast of Cameroon on Tuesday as his first-half goal delivered a 1-0 win over Ivory Coast and a place in the African play-offs for the 2022 World Cup. The 29-year-old Lyon forward struck on 21 minutes to decide a clash of giants with Cameroon having qualified for […]
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South Africa want Ghana qualifier replayed after disputed penalty

Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa demanded on Monday that a 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ghana be replayed after a controversial penalty cost them an African play-offs slot. TV replays showed Ghana defender Daniel Amartey apparently diving during the Group G decider on Sunday, leading to a penalty Andre Ayew converted for a 1-0 win […]
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Osimhen scores as Nigeria move closer to top of World Cup group

Johannesburg (AFP) – Napoli forward Victor Osimhen scored to set up Nigeria for a 2-0 win over Liberia on Saturday that moved them closer to a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance. The Super Eagles host Cape Verde in a top-of-the-table Group C clash on Tuesday and will win the section provided they avoid defeat in […]
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Salah launches comeback as Egypt reach final qualifying stage

Johannesburg (AFP) – A brilliant assist by Egypt captain Mohamed Salah triggered a comeback that earned a 2-2 World Cup draw in Angola on Friday, and a place in the final African qualifying stage. The Liverpool star pushed the ball between two defenders and onrushing Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny slammed the ball into the net […]
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