Tuesday's WCQ Wrap: African big guns advance

Tuesday's WCQ Wrap: African big guns advance
Karl Toko Ekambi of Cameroon (c) celebrates goal during the 2022 World Cup Qualifier football match between Cameroon and Ivory Coast at Omnisport Stadium, Douala, Cameroon on 16 November 2021 ©Alain Guy Suffo/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Nov 16, 2021. 23:35

Cameroon, Tunisia, Nigeria and Algeria all booked their places in the third round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.

Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions finished at the top of Group D after claiming a 1-0 win over Ivory Coast courtesy of Karl Toko Ekambi’s first-half goal in Douala.

In Lagos, a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde was enough for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to clinch Group C top spot as Stopira’s canceled out Victor Osimhen’s opening goal.

Peter Wilson’s brace inspired Liberia to a 3-1 win over the Central African Republic, who grabbed a consolation goal through Isaac Ngoma in another Group C match in Tangier, Morocco.


While Tunisia recorded a comfortable 3-1 win over Zambia in Rades and the victory saw the Carthage Eagles finish at the top of Group B ahead of second-placed Equatorial Guinea.

Equatorial Guinea were held to a 1-1 draw by Mauritania in another Group B encounter in Nouakchott with Saul Coco canceling out Abboubaker Kamara’s opening goal.

Meanwhile, Algeria, who are the reigning African champions, clinched Group A top spot despite drawing 2-2 with a resilient Burkina Faso side in Blida.

North African giants Morocco and Egypt ended their successful group stage campaigns with a 3-0 win and 2-1 victory over Guinea and Gabon respectively at home.

While Mozambique grabbed the Southern African Derby bragging rights when they edged out Malawi 1-0 in a Group D encounter which was played in Cotonou, Benin.

Lastly, Ambrosini António Cabaça Salvador, who is better known as Zini, grabbed a late equalising goal for Angola as they held Libya to a 1-1 draw in a Group F game in Benghazi.


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