AFCON 2021 Qualifiers – AS IT HAPPENED– Thursday 14 November 2019

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers – AS IT HAPPENED– Thursday 14 November 2019
Andre Ayew of Ghana

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Nov 14, 2019. 22:51

Welcome to for our as-it-happened coverage of AFCON 2021 Qualifiers on Thursday 14 September 2019.

Today’s matches

All times CAT

Result: Egypt 1-1 Kenya – Group G

Result: Mozambique 2-0 Rwanda – Group F

Result: Togo 0-1 Comoros – Group G

Result: Algeria 5-0 Zambia – Group H

Result: DR Congo 0-0 Gabon – Group D

Result: Ghana 2-0 South Africa – Group C

Result: Mali 2-2 Guinea – Group A


23:00 – Full time. Algeria 5-0 Zambia. We end our live AFCON qualifiers coverage with news of the final whistle in Blida, where African champions Algeria underlined their status as the continent’s top team with a 5-0 destruction of Zambia. Join us over the weekend for more AFCON qualifying action!

22:55 – GOAL! Algeria 5-0 Zambia. It’s officially a rout in Blida, as Baghdad Bounedjah makes it 5-0 in the 90th minute.

22:55 – Full time. DR Congo 0-0 Gabon. The battle between the Leopards and the Panthers ends goalless in Kinshasa.

22:55 – Full time. Mali 2-2 Guinea. The Eagles and Syli Nationale played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in Bamako, leaving Namibia as leaders of Group A after yesterday’s win over Chad.

22:50 – GOAL! Algeria 4-0 Zambia. It gets better and better for the North Africans… substitute Hillal Soudani makes it 4-0 in the 86th minute.

22:50 – Full time. Ghana 2-0 South Africa. A fine win for the Black Stars at Cape Coast Sports Stadium. They join Sudan on three points at the top of Group C.

22:45 – GOAL! Algeria 3-0 Zambia. The reigning African champions are off to a flyer in defence of their title, with Youcef Belaili adding a third in the 75th minute.

22:40 – GOAL! Ghana 2-0 South Africa. The Black Stars have all but wrapped up the three points with a superb strike from Kudus Mohammed in the 80th minute.

22:40 – GOAL! Mali 2-2 Guinea. It’s turning into a real thriller in Bamako, as the Syli Nationale hit back for the second time to make it two apiece!

22:40 – GOAL! Algeria 2-0 Zambia. After some scares at the other end, Algeria double their lead through a penalty from Baghdad Bounedjah!

22:35 – GOAL! Mali 2-1 Guinea. Another goal in Bamako, where Mali have reclaimed the lead with a strike in the 71st minute.

22:30 – GOAL! Mali 1-1 Guinea. The West African derby in Bamako is level at 1-1 after Guinea hit back through Naby Keita at the midway point of the second half!

22:25 – DR Congo v Gabon in Kinshasa remains the only goalless game so far this evening.

22:20 – Ghana threatening a second goal against Bafana Bafana, with Thomas Partey and Jordan Ayew both shooting off target.

22:20 – GOAL! Mali 1-0 Guinea. The Eagles claim the lead 10 minutes into the second half in Bamako! Adama Traore has the goal for Mali.

22:15 – Rais M’Bohli with an important save early in the second half to keep Algeria 1-0 up against Zambia in Blida.

22:10 – Back underway in the second halves of the four night matches.

21:55 – Half time. We’ve reached the interval across the four matches. Only two goals thus far, with Ghana and Algeria leading 1-0 at home to South Africa and Zambia respectively. DRC v Gabon and Mali v Guinea are 0-0 so far.

21:50 – GOAL! Algeria 1-0 Zambia. Ramy Bensebaini strikes late in the first half to see the North Africans claim the lead against Chipolopolo!

21:40 – GOAL! Ghana 1-0 South Africa. The Black Stars break the deadlock in Cape Coast! Thomas Partey has struck in the 36th minute to put the hosts ahead.

21:35 – We still await our first goal across the four night matches in today’s 2021 AFCON qualifiers. South Africa have been forced into an early substitition away to Ghana, with Thapelo Morena replacing Bongani Zungu.

21:25 – At the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, South Africa have had a couple of decent chances against hosts Ghana. The Black Stars have also seen Emmanuel Boateng pick up an early booking.

21:15 – Goalless across all four matches thus far. In Blida, Algeria have had an early appeal for a penalty turned down after Baghdad Bounedjah tumbled in the box.

21:05 – We are underway in the four matches across Bamako, Blida, Cape Coast and Kinshasa.

20:55 – Team news from Bamako for Mali v Guinea.

Mali: Diarra, Coulibaly, Diaby, Doumbia, Fofana, Haidara, Kone, Kouyate, Samassekou, A. Traore, H. Traore.

Guinea: A. Keita, D. Camara, I. Camara, Conde, Conte, Dyrestam, Falette, Jeanvier, N. Keita, Mara, Sylla.

20:45 – Team news from Kinshasa, with the line-ups for DR Congo v Gabon.

DRC: Kiassumbua, Mpoku, Akolo, Bakambu, Ikoko, Imbula, Kebano, Masuaku, Mbemba, Tisserand, Moke.

Gabon: Mfa, Abessolo, Allevinah, Appidangoye, Bouanga, Ecuele, Kanga, Lemina, Ndong, Palun, Aubameyang.

20:35 – More team news, with the line-ups for Algeria v Zambia.

Algeria: M’Bohli, Atal, Belaili, Benlamri, Mandi, Bensebaini, Bennacer, Guedioura, Feghouli, Mahrez, Bounedjah.

Zambia: Nsabata, Sunzu, Mwape, Chama, Chongo, Chungu, Kangwa, Mulenga, Phiri, Shonga, Sinkala.

20:25 – Some early team news ahead of the 21:00 matches. Here are the line-ups for Ghana v South Africa.

Ghana: Ofori, Yiadom, Mensah, Aidoo, Nuhu, Iddrisu, A. Ayew, Partey, Duncan, J. Ayew, Boateng.

SA: Williams, Mkhize, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Hlanti, Zungu, Furman, Mokeke, Lorch, Grobler, Tau.

20:15 – Coming up in 45 minutes we’ll have four further qualifying matches. Defending AFCON champions Algeria begin the defence of their title with a Group H clash at home to Zambia in Blida.

In Group A, Mali and Guinea meet for a West African derby in Bamako; Group C’s big game sees Ghana host South Africa in Cape Coast; and the Group D clash from Kinshasa sees the Leopards of DR Congo host Gabon’s Panthers.

20:05 – We open this evening’s live coverage with news of three results from across the continent. In Group G, Comoros are the surprise early leaders: they defeated Togo 1-0 in Lome thanks to a goal from Faiz Selemani, while the other match in the pool saw Egypt held 1-1 at home by Kenya.

The Pharaohs led through Mahmoud Kahraba, but the Harambee Stars hit back through Michael Olunga to claim a deserved share of the spoils.

In Group F, Mozambique now lead the way ahead of Cameroon and Cape Verde (who drew yesterday) after a 2-0 home win over Rwanda in Maputo. Telinho and Mexer struck the goals in the first half for the Mambas.

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