2022 AFCON Playoffs AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Algeria Through As South Africa Edges Closer

The journey to reaching the 2021 AFCON competition in Cameroon got more tensed as teams continued fight for their ticket in the qualifiers.
Senegal have already booked their place since Sunday after the Matchday 4 games.
On Monday, there were lots of action in Africa as only two out of four teams will qualify from each group.
Reigning champion Algeria became the second team to join Senegal with two games to spare in the qualifiers.
Africa Top Sports monitored the games played across Africa on Monday and here are the summary of Monday AFCON 2021 qualifiers.

Zimbabwe 2-2 Algeria

In Group H, reigning champions Algeria sealed a place in Cameroon 2021 despite a 2-2 draw against Zimbabwe in Harare.
The Dessert Foxes proved their mettle as champion although they failed to hold on to their 2-0 lead.
Andy Delort and Riyad Mahrez gave the visitors the lead and thought they snatched the three points already.
But the hosts fought back like wounded lions to warn a point that took them to five points in the group.
Knowledge Musona and Prince Dube scored in both half in the intriguing game.
Algeria who have now gone 22 games unbeaten top the group with 10 points while Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana will fight for the last ticke

Botswana 1-0 Zambia

Botswana stunned Chipolopolo of Zambia in Francistown to record their first win of the qualifiers.

A lone goal from Mosha Gaolaolwe just six minutes of play revived the Zebras’ hope of vying for the remaining Group H ticket.

The three points picked at home after one draw and two losses sees them go to four points, one behind second placed Zimbabwe with two rounds of matches left.

They will welcome Zimbabwe at home before flying out to Algeria for their final two qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Zambia have dropped bottom with three points and their final two matches at home against Algeria and away to Botswana will determine their fate.

Mozambique 0-2 Cameroon

AFCON 2021 host nation Cameroon solidified their place on top of Group F following an impressive 2-0 away win against Mozambique in Zimpeto National Stadium in Maputo.

The Indomitable Lions were the better side to watch in front of the 2000 spectators allowed inside the Stadium by CAF.

Mozambique will have themselves to blame after failing to take the lead in the 22 minutes when a penalty was awarded against Cameroon.

Reginaldo missed from the spot in what could have been the game’s turning point.

Goals from captain Aboubakar Vincent and Serge Tabekou in the 26th and 73rd minute put Mozambique to the sword.

Gambia 2 – 1 Gabon

The Gambia dethroned Gabon to top of Group D following a 2-1 win in Banjul.

Gabon saw their unbeaten in the group halted by a determined Gambian side who were condemned to win.

A brace from Modou Barrow breathed life back to The Gambia quest for AFCON 2021 ticket.

They now have seven points from four games and are leveled on points with Gabon.

However, the top the group with goal difference.

South Sudan 1-0 Uganda 

South Sudan slowed down the pace of Uganda in securing their AFCON 2021 ticket with a 1-0 victory at the Nyayo National Stadium.

Tito Okello converted from the penalty spot to give the South Sudanese victory in a that saw both teams finished the match with 10 men.

Despite the win, South Sudan still remain bottom of the table while Uganda slipped to second.

Malawi 0-0 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso held Malawi to a goalless draw and moved to top of Group B in Lilongwe.

Malawi certainly could not get a victory at home in a game that could have seen them move to second on the group.

With the game ending in stalemate, Burkina Faso are now on eight points with Uganda second on seven while Malawi are third on four points.

Sao Tome Principe 2-4 South Africa

South Africa came from behind and snatched a 4-2 victory in Port Elizabeth and edged closer to booking their flight to Cameroon 2021.

Both teams agreed that the return leg be played in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Sao Tome and Principe got off to an impressive start in the game as they took an early lead.

Soares Pontes and Harramiz Soares put Sao Tome in front.

But a lacklustre performance in the second half saw them loss concentrations and allowed Bafana Bafana to score two goals and turned the tide on it’s tail in 86 minutes.

Themba Zwane and Percy Tau scored a brace apiece to pile up pressure on Ghana in Group C with nine points in four games.

For Sao Tome and Principe, they will only play the remaining group games with pride having failed to win any game.

Eswatini 0-0 Congo

Eswatini grabbed their first point of the qualifiers, holding Congo to a barren draw at Mavuso in Group I.

But the result did not make any much difference as Congo remain second on seven points, five behind leaders Senegal four more than third placed Guinea Bissau.



Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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