AFCON 2025 AFCON: Liberia, Chad and Eswatini reach group stage

Chad and Eswatini secured their places in the group phase of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Morocco 2025, after edging past their opponents following the second-leg matches of the preliminary stage on Tuesday.

They will be joined by Liberia and South Sudan who also progressed despite drawing in their second-leg ties also played on Tuesday.

Mauritius 1-2 Chad

Over at the National Sports Complex Pitch 1 in Saint Pierre, Mauritius clashed with Chad in a tense encounter. Jeremy Villeneuve gave Mauritius hope with a goal in the 45th minute, but Chad responded fiercely. Charles Tchouplaou leveled the score in the 74th minute before Ousmane Hassan sealed the victory with a goal deep into stoppage time, securing Chad’s advancement with a 3-1 aggregate score.

Liberia 0-0 Djibouti

The Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in Monrovia witnessed a goalless draw between Liberia and Djibouti. Despite the lack of goals, Liberia secured their progression to the next round with a 2-0 aggregate score, following their victory in the first leg.

South Sudan 0-0 Sao Tome and Principe

In Berkane, Morocco, South Sudan and Sao Tome and Principe battled to a goalless draw at the Stade Municipal de Berkane. With the aggregate score tied at 1-1, South Sudan advanced to the next round on the away goals rule, having secured a vital away goal in the first leg.

Chad, Eswatini, Liberia, and South Sudan will now look ahead to the next phase of the qualifiers where they will join the 44 exempted countries for the group stage of the qualifiers.

The quartet will be eager to continue their journey towards securing a spot in the prestigious tournament in Morocco.

  • CAFOnline.

Dennis Mabuka

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