Atlas Lions set to commence WCQ campaign

Atlas Lions set to commence WCQ campaign
Ayoub El Kaabi of Morocco

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023. 11:00

Among a plethora of Africa 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers this week, 2022 World Cup semifinalists Morocco will finally make an appearance when they take on Tanzania at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium on Tuesday.

To begin with, Bafana Bafana are hoping to make it two wins out of two in their initial set of World Cup qualifiers when they take on Rwanda Huye Stadium. South Africa head into their next game on the back of a 2-1 win over Benin, while Rwanda bagged a point in their 0-0 stalemate with Zimbabwe last week.

Then, reigning African champions Senegal will shift their focus onto Togo, with the two nations set to do battle at Stade de Kegue.

The Lions of Teranga enjoyed a fruitful start to their World Cup qualifying campaign, recording a convincing 4-0 win over South Sudan this past weekend.

In another key fixture this week, Comoros will host Ghana at Stade de Moroni with the Black Stars looking to record their second win in the current window.

Despite fielding a strong squad against minnows Madagascar, the Black Stars limped to a 1-0 win at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium last week Friday.

Elsewhere, Morocco will finally get their WCQ bid up and running this week as the Atlas Lions prepare to take on Tanzania at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium.

The 2022 World Cup semifinalists were scheduled to face Eritrea in their opening fixture, however, their opponents withdrew from the Africa World Cup qualifiers as a whole.

WCQ fixtures, Tuesday 21 November

Lesotho vs Benin

Somalia vs Uganda

Eswatini vs Cape Verde

Malawi vs Tunisia

Botswana vs Guinea

Rwanda vs South Africa

Togo vs Senegal

Comoros vs Ghana

South Sudan vs Mauritania

Mauritius vs Angola

Libya vs Cameroon

Sao Tome vs Namibia

Ethiopia vs Burkina Faso

Tanzania vs Morocco

Niger vs Zambia

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