African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED (14 Nov)

African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED (14 Nov)
Pierre Aubameyang of Gabon celebrates a goal

by Bertin Basson

Saturday Nov 14, 2015. 21:55

Thanks for joining us today on for the live coverage of Africa's Stars involved in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers on 14 November 2015.

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Today's results: 

- Ethiopia 3-4 Congo

- Tanzania 2-2 Algeria

- Chad 1-0 Egypt

- Botswana 2-1 Mali

- Gabon 1-0 Mozambique (1-1 on aggregate, Gabon won 4-3 on penalties)

21h55 AUBAMEYANG SCORES and Gabon are the first team to book their place in the third round of qualifying, beating Mozambique 4-3 on penalties.

21h30 -  Penalties will decide the outcome. The two teams deadlocked at 1-1 after 210 minutes of football.

21h15 Half-time in extra-time and still no change to the scoreline.

20h55 - SO CLOSE! Mozambique hit the post with the final kick of the game. So close to settling matter. On to extra-time we go.

20h50 - We are into stoppage-time at the Stade d'Angondjé, and still we are deadlocked, 1-1 on aggregate, penalties looming.

20h25 - Nervy times for Gabon and in particular Ovono who has been suspect throughout the clash. Gabon still 1-0 up with 24 minutes of regulation time remaining.

20h10 - Second-half has kicked-off in Libreville.

20h00 - Full-time in Francistown. Botswana take a 2-1 lead to Bamako. Sow with the important away goal for Mali.

19h50 - Mozambique finished the first-half on top, but were unable to find a way past Ovono. Gabon 1-0 up at half-time. Teams still tied at 1-1 on aggregate with 45 minutes to play.

19h40 - Evouna sends a header attempt just over the crossbar, Gabon eager to pull in front on aggregate before the break.

19h30 - Half hour played in Libreville and Gabon continue to lead Mozambique 1-0, scores deadlocked at 1-1 on aggregate. Helder Pelembe with the only goal in a 1-0 win for the Mambas in Maputo earlier this week.

19h20 - Samba Sow pulls a goal back for Mali. Botswana 2-1 Mali 

19h05 - Goal Gabon! Immediate impact by Aubameyang who missed the reverse fixture in Maputo. The Dortmund man wit the assist, Evouna with the finish, 1-0

19h00 - Kick-off in Libreville, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts for the Panthers

18h50 - Half-time: Botswana 2-0 Mali

18h45 - Gabon XI: Ovono –Obiang, Appindangoye, H. Ndong, Oto’o – Tandjigora, D. Ndong, Lemina, Madinda – Evouna, Aubameyang

Mozambique XI: Soarito; Z. Júnior, Guambe, Jumisse, E.Pelembe, Reginaldo, Clesio, H. Pelembe, Gildo, Lobo, Jeitoso

18h30 - Joel Mogorosi has put Botswana 2-0 up, the Zebras with a considerable advantage already with an hour still to play.  Elsewhere Chad have caused a massive upset in beating Egypt 1-0. 

18h20 - Botswana go 1-0 up after 14 minutes. Tapiwa Gadibolae with the goal for the Zebras.

18h15 -  Ezechiel Ndouassel has put Chad 1-0 up against Egypt in N'Djamena. Five minutes of regulation time left to play.

18h00 - The match between Botswana and Mali is underway.

17h45 - It is still 0-0 between Chad and Egypt.

17h35 - Mali Starting XI: Sissoko, Tamboura, Cisse, Sylla, Maiga, Wague, Sako, N'diaye, Sow, Marega, Coulibaly.

17h30 - Botswana Starting XI: Dambe, Gadibolae, Gaolaolwe, Sosome, Mafoko, Nato, Mogorosi, Ditsile, Moyo, Ngele, Seakanyeng.

17h20 - The match between Tanzania and Algeria has ended 2-2.

17h00 - A brace from Islam Slimani has seen Algeria level matters against Tanzania, 2-2.

16h50 - Shimelis Bekele has scored for Ethiopia in the dying seconds of the game, but it is not enough as Congo with the first leg World Cup qualifier 4-3.

16h45 - Hardy Binguila has found the back of the net for Congo which was followed by a goal for Ethiopia courtesy of Dawit Fikadu. Congo are leading 4-2.

16h40 - Mbwana Samata has doubled Tanzania's lead against Algeria, 2-0.

16h30 - The Chad v Egypt game us underway.
Chad starting XI: Diara, Monde, Doumna, Djimrangar, Labbo, Mbaiam, Ninga, Ndouasel, Abaya, Nicaise, Betorangal.

Egypt starting XI: Elshenawi, Dewidar, Gaber, Hegazy, Morsi, Zakaria, Kahraba, El Neny, Hassan, Hamed, Rahil.

16h25 - Fabrice Nguessi has given Congo the lead against Ethiopia, 2-1.

16h15 - Elias Maguri has given Tanzania the lead against Algeria, 1-0.

16h00 - The second half between Ethiopia and Congo is about to start while neither Tanzania nor Algeria have found the back of the net in their game.

15h50 - It is half time between Ethiopia and Congo with the game locked at 1-1.  It is still 0-0 between Tanzania and Algeria.

15h43 - Thievy Bifouma has quickly equalised for Congo against Ethiopia, 1-1.

15h41 - Getaneh Kebede has given Ethiopia the lead against Congo, 1-0.

15h30 - The Tanzania v Algeria match is underway. The match between Ethiopia and Congo is still locked at 0-0.

15h25 - Algeria Starting XI: Mbolhi, Mandi, Ghoulam, Mesloub, Medjani, Zeffane, Guedioura, Taider, Belfodil, Slimani, Mahrez.

15h20 - Tanzania Starting XI: Mustafa, Kapombe, Yondan, Haroub, Ulimwengu, Abbas, Maguri, Mao, Mussa, Samata, Mngwali.

15h15 - The Ethiopia v Congo game is still locked at 0-0 after fifteen minutes.

15h00 - The match between Ethiopia and Congo is underway.

Ethiopia Starting XI: Getnet, Sani, Panom, Gibeto, Yishak, Fekadu, Bareghizo, Girma, Tamene, Seyoum, Bekele.

Congo Starting XI: Mafoumbi, N'ganga, Baudry, Bissiki, Ndinga, Koubemba, Nkounkou, Nguessi, Bifouma, Babele, Avounou.

There are five 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers today:

- Ethiopia v Congo, kick-off at 15h00

- Tanzania v Algeria, kick-off at 15h30

- Chad v Egypt, kick-off at 16h30

- Botswana v Mali, kick-off at 18h00

- Gabon v Mozambique, kick-off at 19h00

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