These are the matches of today’s CAF FIFA World Cup Qualifiers results including goal-scorers and assisters.
DR Congo – Morocco
Led the first game in qualifiers, host Nation DR Congo held the Atlas of Morocco to a 1-1 draw. It was a balanced match as both Nations squared out in a draw ahead of the second round to be held in Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco.
Brentford Yoane Wissa gave the Diables Rouges (the Red Devils) the lead in the 12th minute with a brilliant cut-in curled shot off Watford Edo Kayembe’s pass. At the 76th minute, substitute – Tarik Tissoudali canceled out Wissa’s goal in just a 6-minutes stay on the pitch with Hatayspor 15-goal hero Ayoub El Kaabi the assister.
Cameroon – Algeria
A very tense game at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium in Cameroonian Capital but Ligue 1 – Stade Brestois Youssef Belaili’s excellent freekick delivery into the Indomitable Lions half met Algeria top scorer and Sporting CP striker Islam Slimani in the air, giving the visiting Nation the lead in the 40th minute and leverage on the second leg fixture to be held in Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida, Algeria. Slimani, 33, marked his 40th goal for the Stallions today against Cameroon.
Mali – Tunisia
Own goal from Moussa Sissako in the 36-minutes gave Tunisia the lead in Stage du 26 Mars Stadium in Bamako, Mali as they head to North Africa with leverage on the reverse fixture at the Stade Hammadi Agrebi in Rades, Tunisia.
Egypt – Senegal
After terrific AFCON loss glory, Egypt narrowed down on Africa Champions Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium after the Lions of Teranga fullback – Saliou Ciss conceded an own in the 4th minute. It was quite an interesting game as both Nations enforced pressure on each other but the Pharaohs held into their end of the game and emerged as the winners ahead of the reverse fixture in Senegal at the Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade.
Ghana – Nigeria
The Blacks Stars held the Super Eagles to a goalless draw stalemate at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi. A match that has the interest of the heart of football fans. It was one of the highly-rated games given the sovereignty between the two Nations but resulted in a disappointing draw especially the host Nation as they head to Abuja at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium without leverage.
Which Nation team are you rooting for ahead of the second leg games?