AFCON 2021 QUALIFIERS – AS IT HAPPENED – Sunday 17 November 2019

AFCON 2021 QUALIFIERS – AS IT HAPPENED – Sunday 17 November 2019
Samuel Chukwueze of Nigeria celebrates goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, quarterfinals match between Nigeria and South Africa at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 10 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Nov 17, 2019. 22:46

Welcome to for our as-it-happened coverage of AFCON 2021 Qualifiers on Sunday 17 September 2019.

Today’s matches

All times CAT

Result: South Sudan 1-2 Burkina Faso

Result: Chad 0-2 Mali

Result: Uganda 2-0 Malawi

Result: South Africa 1-0 Sudan

Result: Eswatini 1-4 Senegal

Result: Benin 1-0 Sierra Leone

Result: Guinea 2-0 Namibia

Result: Rwanda 0-1 Cameroon

Result: Congo 3-0 Guinea-Bissau

Result: Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria

Result: Gabon 2-1 Angola


22h55 – FULL TIME SCORE: We wrap up today’s coverage with news of the final whistle in Franceville, where Gabon have beaten Angola 2-1 to go top of Group D. Stay with for the best coverage of the remaining AFCON qualifiers on Monday and Tuesday.

22h45 – GOAL! Gabon 2-1 Angola: The Palancas Negras pull a goal back in the 85th minute through Yano, setting up a tense finale in Libreville!

22h35 – Changes for Gabon, who have freshened up their line-up with the introduction of Serge Ngouali and Jim Allevinah.

22h20 – Past the hour mark in Libreville, where the Panthers continue to enjoy a 2-0 lead.

22h05 – Back underway in the second half in Franceville, where Angola are staring down the barrel of a second straight loss in the qualifiers.

21h50 – Half time. Gabon 2-0 Angola: The Panthers well on course to go to the top of Group D, as they hold a two-goal lead at the break.

21h45 – GOAL! Gabon 2-0 Angola: The hosts are well in charge in Franceville, with Denis Bouanga netting the second goal on the stroke of half time.

21h30 – GOAL! Gabon 1-0 Angola: The Panthers claim the lead, with Aaron Boupendza scoring the opening goal!

21h25 – Past the midway point of the first half and it’s still 0-0 between Gabon and Angola. The Palancas Negras have had Mateus pick up an early booking.

21h05 – We are underway in Franceville, with Gabon hosting Angola in a Group D clash.

20h45 – More team news, now with Angola’s line-up: Tony, Abreu, Herenilson, Fortuna, Fredy, Geraldo, Joao, Mateus, Wilson, Bastos, Show.

20h30 – Team news ahead of the match in Franceville, here is the Gabon line-up: Mezui, Appindangoye, Abessolo, Ecuele, Palun, Lemina, Kaku, Boupendza, Bouanga, Ndong, Aubameyang.

20h15 – Coming up at 21h00 CAT will be the final match of the weekend, as Gabon host Angola in a Group D match at Stade de Franceville. The Panthers drew 0-0 away to DR Congo in their opener last weekend and will look to rise to the top of the log with a home win, while the Palancas Negras will look to recover from a 3-1 loss at home to Gambia.


Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria

Rwanda 0-1 Cameroon

Guinea 2-0 Nambia

Congo 3-0 Guinea-Bissau

19h50 – GOAL! Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria: The hosts have pulled one back and it is Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem, who scored an own goal in the 90th minute.

19h45 – GOAL! Lesotho 1-4 Nigera: Osimhem has grabbed his brace against Likuena with five minutes left.

19h41 – GOAL! Congo 3-0 Guinea-Bissau: That’s two goals in two minutes for the Red Devils, who have netted through Silvere Ganvoula.

19h40 – GOAL! Congo 2-0 Guinea-Bissau: The Red Devils have also doubled their lead in the 70th minute.

19h40 – GOAL! Guinea 2-0 Namibia: The National Elephants have doubled their lead through Jose Kante with 20 minutes left.

19h35 – GOAL! Lesotho 1-3 Nigeria: The Super Eagles have extended their lead through Victor Osimhen with 15 minutes left on the clock.

19h30 – GOAL! Rwanda 0-1 Cameroon: The Indomitable Lions have finally broken the deadlock through Ngoumo Ngamaleu in the 71st minute.

19h25 – Cameroon have introduced Ignatius Ganago as they look to break the deadlock against Rwanda.

19h10 – Lesotho defender Lisema Lebokollane has been booked as Nigeria pile pressue on the hosts’ defence.

19h00 – The matches have resumed with Lesotho looking to level matters against Nigeria.


Guinea 1-0 Namibia

Lesotho 1-2 Nigeria

Congo 1-0 Guinea-Bissau

Rwanda 0-0 Cameroon

18h45 – GOAL! Guinea 1-0 Namibia: The National Elephants have broken the deadlock through Issiaga Sylla in the 42nd minute.

18h40 – GOAL! Lesotho 1-2 Nigeria: The visitors have taken the lead for the first time through Samuel Chukwueze nine minutes before half-time.

18h30 – GOAL! Lesotho 1-1 Nigeria: The Super Eagles have restored parity through Alex Iwobi just before the half-hour mark.

18h25 – GOAL! Congo 1-0 Guinea-Bissau: The Red Devils break the deadlock 19 miutes into the match through Prince Ibara.

18h15 – GOAL! Lesotho 1-0 Nigeria: Likuena take a surprise lead against the Super Eagles through Masoabi Nkoto just 11 minutes into the game.

18h10 – The match between Congo and Guinea-Bissau has just started.

18h05 – Three matches have started with William Troost-Ekong captaining Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

17h50 – Four matches are about to kick-off at 18h00 CAT and the action will be headlined by a match between Lesotho and former African champions Nigeria.


Eswatini 1-4 Senegal

Benin 1-0 Sierra Leone

17h28 – Goal! Eswatini 1-4 Senegal: The visitors have extended their lead and this time it is Pape Alioune Ndiaye, who scored in the 77th minute.

17h25 – RED CAD: Eswatini goalscorer Mamba has been sent off.

17h20 – GOAL! Eswatini 1-3 Senegal: The hosts pull one back through Fganelo Mamba with 20 minutes left on the clock.

17h18 – GOAL! Eswatini 0-3 Senegal: Diedhiou completes his hat-trick to make it 3-0 to the visitors in the 68th minute.

17h15 – GOAL! Eswatini 0-2 Senegal: The Lions of Teranga have doubled their lead in the 66th minute through Diedhiou.

17h12 – GOAL! Eswatini 0-1 Senegal: Diedhiou breaks the deadlock – making amends for missing the penalty on the hour-mark.

17h10 – The match between Eswatini and Senegal has resumed.


South Africa 1-0 Sudan

Uganda 2-0 Malawi

Chad 0-2 Mali

South Sudan 1-2 Burkina Faso

17h00 – GOAL! South Sudan 1-2 Mali: The hosts have pulled one back in the 90th minute.

16h55 – The match between Eswatini and Senegal has been stopped due to heavy rains.

16h45 – Bance is the man, who doubled Burkina Faso’s lead and they are still leading 2-0 with 17 minutes left on the clock.

16h30 – GOAL! Uganda 2-0 Malawi: The Cranes have doubled their lead through Fahad Bayo in the 68th minute.

16h25 – Senegal vice-captain Mane has been replaced by Sidy Sarr as Senegal push for the opening goal against Eswatini.

16h20 – Sudan have introduced their captain Nasr Eldin El Shigail as they look to restore parity against South Africa.

16h05 – The matches have resumed with Senegal striker Famara Diedhiou having missed a penalty in the first-half, while Sadio Mane was booked just before half-time as the West Africans were frustrated by Eswatini.


South Africa 1-0 Suda

Chad 0-2 Mali

Eswatini 0-0 Senegal

Uganda 1-0 Malawi

Benin 1-0 Sierra Leone

South Sudan 0-2 Burkina Faso

15h47 – GOAL! Chad 0-2 Mali: The Eagles have doubled their lead on the stroke of time.

15h45 – GOAL! South Africa 1-0 Sudan: Bafana Bafana finally open the scoring through Lebogang Phiri on the stroke of half-time.

15h40 – GOAL! South Sudan 0-2 Burkina Faso: The visitors have doubled their lead just before half-time.

15h35 – South Africa continue to dominate, but they are wasteful as Thulani Serero and Lebogang Mothiba have missed the target from close range.

15h31 – GOAL! Uganda 1-0 Malawi: The Cranes have opened the scoring through Emmanuel Okwi in the 31st minute.

15h28 – GOAL! Benin 1-0 Sierra Leone: The Squirrels take the lead through Jodel Doussu two minutes before the half-hour mark.

15h20 – GOAL! South Sudan 0-1 Burkina Faso: The Stallions have broken the deadlock through towering striker Aristide Bance 20 minutes into the game.

15h15 – GOAL! Chad 0-1 Mali: The Eagles have grabbed an early goal through Moussa Djenepo 14 minutes into the match.

15h05 – South Africa have started the match brightly forcing Sudan goalkeeper Abu Eshrein to make two great saves.

15h00 – We will be providing live coverage of six matches which have just started across the African continent.

The action will be headlined by the clash between two former African champions South Africa and Sudan, while the 2019 AFCON runners-up Senegal are away to Eswatini.

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