2022 AFCON Playoffs AFCON QUALIFIER : Guinea-Bissau soldier on, Eswatini eliminated in Group I

Eswatini crashed out of the race for a place at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals after a 1-3 home loss to Guinea-Bissau on Friday afternoon at Mavuso Sports Centre.

Marcelo Djalo put the visitors ahead in the 15th minute before South Africa-based towering striker Felix Badenhorst leveled matters four minutes later for the hosts.

However, Guinea-Bissau had other ideas in this Group I contest as Alfa Semedo made it 2-1 in the 24th minute.

In the second half, Pele added the third goal in the 50th minute for the coach Baciro Cande-led side.

Eswatini are out of the race as they have one point and wind up the group’s qualifiers by facing already qualified Senegal next week.

Senegal booked their place at the finals with 12 points from four games, Congo are second with seven points and Guinea-Bissau have six points.

Line-ups:

Eswatini: Ncamiso Dlamini, Njabulo Thwala, Lindo Mkhontha, Mzwandile Mabelesa, Wandile Shabangu, Phiwa Dlamini, Sibonginkosi Gamedze, Felix Badenhorst, Sihlangu Mkwanazi, Siboniso Mamba

GuineaBissau: Piquet, Marcelo Djalo, Alfa Semedo, Jonas Mendes, Nanu, Pele, Frederic Mendy, Joao Mario, Jorghinho, Fali Cande, Eddie Gomez

Group I

Senegal                     4        12

Congo                       4         7

Guinea-Bissau           5       6

Eswatini                    5          1


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