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.