Morocco, Egypt & SA seek maiden wins in AFCON qualifiers

Morocco, Egypt & SA seek maiden wins in AFCON qualifiers
Egypt's Mohamed Elneny (L) in action against South Africa's Bongani Zungu

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Nov 16, 2019. 12:00

The 2021 Africa of Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers will continue between Sunday and Tuesday.

The teams will be playing their second games as they look to secure their places in the finals which will be hosted by Cameroon.

South Africa will be keen to secure their maiden win in their qualifying campaign when they host Sudan on Sunday.

Former African champions Nigeria will be away to Lesotho, while Eswatini are set to host Sadio Mane’s Senegal.

Nigeria’s West African rivals Mali, who will look to Moussa Marega, are set to face Chad and Congo-Brazzaville will face off with Guinea-Bissau.

The action will continue on Monday, with Botswana hosting the reigning African champions Algeria.

Algeria’s North African rivals Egypt will be without their star attacker Mohamed Salah when they lock horns with Comoros.

While Ghana will be seeking their second successive win in the qualifiers when they square off with Sao Tome and Principe.

Mozambique will also be targeting their second consecutive victory when they face off with Cape Verde.

The last matches are set to be played on Tuesday with Ethiopia hosting former African champions Ivory Coast.

Morocco will be searching for their maiden victory when they take on Burundi, while Madagascar will be away to Niger.

Tunisia are expected to square off with Equatorial Guinea and Libya will play host to Tanzania.

Lastly, Zambia will renew their rivalry with their neighbours Zimbabwe with the two teams having lost their first games.

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