March 23, 2019

AFCON 2019: Qualified Countries So Far

AFCON 2019: Qualified Countries So Far

The penultimate round of qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament next year held during the weekend and more countries secured their places in the biennial showpiece to be hosted by Cameroon.

Algeria qualified courtesy of a brace from Riyad Mahrez while Guinea, Mauritania and the Ivory Coast also sealed their places.

The Algerians defeated Togo 4-1 to secure the top spot in Group D.

Mauritania qualified for the first time from Group I, as they came from a goal down to beat Botswana 2-1 in Nouakchott.

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Guinea qualified before their match against Ivory Coast based on the result between Rwanda and the Central African Republic who drew 2-2 in Kigali.

Guinea then went on to win the group with a 1-1 home draw against the Ivorians, who got the point they needed for qualification.

The top two teams in the 12 groups qualify except Group B which includes already-qualified tournament hosts Cameroon, where Morocco has made sure of the single slot.

Egypt, Madagascar, Senegal and Tunisia all booked their place last month while Mali, Morocco, Nigeria and Uganda were added to the list on Saturday.

The rest of the 24-team line-up will be decided in the final round of qualifying in March.

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