Monday Sep 09, 2019. 16:00
Several players impressed in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) first-round matches over the weekend.
African Football takes a look at the five players, who caught the eye:
Juma Kaseja – Tanzania
The KMC goalkeeper produced a brilliant performance for Tanzania as they defeated Burundi 3-0 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Dar El Salaam on Sunday.
Kaseja saved Omar Ngando’s effort from the spot-kick to during the penalty shootout which helped Tanzania secure a win at the National Stadium.
Kei Kamara – Sierra Leone
The Colorado Rapids striker proved to be the hero for Sierra Leone as they secured a 1-0 win over Liberia in Freetown on Sunday.
Kamara scored the only goal of the match in the 55th minute and it was enough to hand Sierra Leone the victory at the Siaka Stevens Stadium.
Wilson Gaspar- Angola
The Petro de Luanda defender netted Angola’s important away goal as they defeated the Gambia 1-0 in Bakau on Friday.
Gaspar hit the back of the net just after the half-hour mark and he produced a solid display in defence at the Independence Stadium.
Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba – Togo
The United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based striker scored a crucial goal for Togo as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Comoros in Moroni on Friday.
Laba scored in the 34th minute to hand Togo the lead at the Stade de Moroni, but the hosts levelled matters in the second-half.
Emilio Nsue – Equatorial Guinea
The defender-cum-midfielder played an important role in helping Equatorial Guinea secure a 1-0 win over South Sudan in Malabo on Sunday.
Nsue’s solitary goal which he netted with 18 minutes left on the clock ensured that Guinea emerged winners at the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo.