Seven more countries have been selected for the Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Cameroon in yesterday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Gambia, the Comoros, Gabon, Ghana, Egypt, Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea have qualified for the tournament.
Gambia beat Angola 1-0 at home to advance to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time.
Gambia, in Group Four, came back from a goal down to score a crucial goal for one of the two passing teams.
Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is the other country in the group. Gabon missed the 2019 World Cup and returned to the tournament.
Pierre-Emerick Obama, Dennis Buwanga and Aaron Boupeza are the goalscorers.
Congo, who has played in the last four Africa Cup of Nations, She did not pass her class.
Egypt, in Group 6, drew 1-1 with Kenya to qualify for the tournament in Cameroon.
The Pharaohs are nine points behind Comoros. Kenya has four points and Togo is at the bottom of the group with two points.
Egypt took the lead in the second minute of Magdi Afsha’s match in Nairobi. After the break, Kenya was level with Abdullah Hassan.
Comoros, who has already qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time, lost 0-0 to Togo away from home.
The number of teams that did not participate in the tournament has increased from 16 to 24 since 2019.
Ghana drew 1-1 with South Africa to advance to Group Three.
Mohammed Qudus scored his first goal of the season in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup in Uruguay, but minutes later Persia Tau equalized for South Africa.
The Black Stars, who have not competed in just one of the last 15 races, are level on points with South Africa. In the sixth and final group games, South Africa will play Sudan, who have nine points.
Ghana’s four-time African champions are unlikely to be out of the competition, given their performances against Sudan and Bafana Bafana.
Zimbabwe beat Botswana 1-0 away from home. Algeria drew 3-3 with Zambia in another group match. Zambia, the winners of the 2012 World Cup, have been knocked out of the tournament by Zimbabwe and Algeria.
Emilio Nsu’s last-minute goal gave Equatorial Guinea a 1-0 win over Tanzania.
Tunisia, who beat Libya 5-2, advanced to Group One ahead of the tournament. Despite losing by a wide margin, the Libyans were delighted to see their national team play on the field after a seven-year ban.
More than half of the teams competing in next year’s competition have been eliminated. Comoros, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Tunisia and host Cameroon have confirmed their participation.
What hope does Ethiopia have?
Ethiopia is in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers alongside Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar and Niger. In the first leg, Madagascar lost 1-0. She defeated Cote d’Ivoire 2-1 in the next match at the beach.
The Wolves then traveled to Niger; They lost one game but won three in the return match.
The Wolves led the group with nine points from four games against Madagascar.
Côte d’Ivoire will play Niger in a crucial match today, and if the match ends in a victory for Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia will be relegated to the second place.
If the match ends in a win or draw for Niger, the Wolves will maintain their lead and advance to the final group stage.
The Wolves will play their final match of the group on March 21, 2013 in Côte d’Ivoire, and Madagascar will face Niger.
If Ethiopia beats Côte d’Ivoire, it will ensure its participation in the tournament hosted by Cameroon. If Madagascar’s match against Niger ends in a win for Niger, they will have a big chance of qualifying.
The Walias head to Cote d’Ivoire today for their final group game.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva praised members of the national team for their achievements so far, saying “the victory of players from different regions and teams is a great example” and wished them well for the next match.
The 33rd Africa Cup of Nations has been extended for one year due to the cholera epidemic.