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How it happened in the African Cup of Nations Qualifying series

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The African qualifiers have produced shocking results amidst the expectations of many viewers as the case may be.

But it will interest you to note how several top sides performed on the continent. While results continue to come in aftermath of certain fixtures.

And on this note, would want to reveal how it all happened in the African qualifying series.

2023 AFCON qualifiers to begin June as CAF announces date for draw -  Ripples NigeriaIn Group A

Guinea-Bissau 0-1 Nigeria

Guinea-Bissau bowed to Nigeria’s superiority in the final third as they lost 0-1 at home to the Super Eagles.

Captain for the match, Moses Simon converted from the Penalty spot in the 30th minute to gift Nigeria the 0-1 lead.

It ended up being the decisive moment of the game after right back Bright Osayi-Samuel was brought down inside the box to earn the penalty for Nigeria.2023 AFCON qualifier: Super Eagles pip Guinea-Bissau 1-0 - Daily Post  NigeriaIn Group D

Ethiopia 2-3 Guinea

In Ethiopia, Liverpool’s Naby Keita gifted Guinea a 0-1 lead early in the 4th minute. While Ethiopia’s Canaan Markneh equalized 30 minutes later to make it 1-1 for his team.

Ilaix Moriba restored Guinea’s 1-2 lead, three minutes before the break. And Ethiopia conceded further goals when Morgan Guilarogui netted in the 70th minute to make it 3-1.

However, Kitika Jima scored in the 90+5 minutes to reduce the deficit for the home side Ethiopia.AFCON: Sky Sports to show all 52 Africa Cup of Nations tournament matches  live | Football News | Sky SportsIn Group E

Central African Republic 2-0 Madagascar

CAR defeated Madagascar 2-0 in one of the Group E encounters as places were up for grabs in this match.

And it was Louis Mafouta that inspired his side Central African Republic with a brace to his own credit.

He scored the double in the 40th and 82nd minute to seal a 2-0 comfortable home win for the host.

Elsewhere in Group EGoals anda Highlights: Angola 1-1 Ghana in African Cup of Nations Qualifiers  | 03/27/2023 - VAVEL USAAngola 1-1 Ghana

Angola held Ghana to a 1-1 draw in a frenetic contest after the first leg was won 1-0 by the Black stars of Ghana.

Lucas Joao converted a 51st-minute penalty to open the scoring in the contest for host Angola.

But Ghana had other plans of their own as they equalized through substitute Osman Bukari who pulled a goal back in the 72nd minute.

He could have won the game eventually for Ghana but the woodwork came to Angola’s rescue even with the keeper beaten in his goalpost.

In Group FWhen is the Africa Cup of Nations 2022? Afcon start date, TV coverage,  schedule and Premier League playersNiger Republic 0-1 Algeria

Niger Republic lost 0-1 to former African Champions Algeria as both sides squared off in the return leg of the encounter.

An early goal secured the win for Algeria courtesy of Baghdad Bounedjah’s effort.

As Algeria sealed their place in next year’s AFCON showpiece in Ivory Coast via a 6th-minute goal.

In Group G

South Sudan 0-1 Congo

The Congolese side brightened their chances of making it through this group with a 0 -1 away win over South Sudan.

The goal from Gabriel Charpentier in the 90 minutes was enough to seal the win.

In Group I

Sudan 1-0 Gabon

Sudan claimed a vital 1-0 home win against Gabon in the qualifying series.

Muhamed Kome’s 67th-minute goal was enough to separate both sides for the entire duration of the game.

This article was updated 3 months ago



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