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African World Cup Qualifying: Rwanda Progress, Chad Fall

Rwanda’s huge victory over Seychelles was the highlight of Africa’s qualifying schedule on Tuesday as the Amavubi cruised to the group stages of the qualifiers.

Rwanda’s huge victory over Seychelles was the highlight of Africa’s qualifying schedule on Tuesday as the Amavubi cruised to the group stages of the qualifiers.

Heading to the game, Amavubi held the advantage after winning the reverse fixture 3-0 but no one expected that they would wallop the Islanders 7-0 at Stade de Nyamirambo in Kigali.

Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge both scored a brace for the hosts before the hour mark with individual strikes from Yannick Mukunzi, Djihad Bizimana and Muhadjiri Hakizimana wrapping the victory in the second stanza.

Rwanda now advance to the group stages, along with Namibia, who registered a 2-0 (4-1 aggregate) victory over Eritrea in a match played at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura.

Absolom Libondi, who was returning to the team after missing the first leg in Asmara, opened the scoring at the 24th minute, with Peter Shalulile doubling the lead in the second stanza with a beautiful strike.

Elsewhere, Mozambique also progressed to the group phase of the qualifiers with a 3-0 aggregate win over Mauritius after a 2-0 win at the Estádio do Zimpeto in the capital, Maputo.

Clesio Bauque and Geny Catamo goals saw the Mambas book a slot in the next round as the Dodo crashed out of the qualifiers.

In Khartoum, Chad failed to make through to the next round despite holding hosts Sudan to a goalless draw.

Ezechiel Ndouassel had a glorious chance to put the visitors on the driving seat at the 80th minute but he blasted wide a penalty after left-back Rodrigue Ninga was hacked down in Sudan area.

The hosts were also poor in front of goal in contrast to the first leg where Ramadan Agab got a hat trick that has ensured Sudan progress on a 3-1 aggregate.

In Luanda, Angola went through 3-1 on aggregate against the Gambia after beating the Scorpions 2-1 on the night.

Fabio Abreu struck the winner in the 68th minute, just three minutes after Assane Ceesay had taken Gambia level.

Angola’s danger man Geraldo had taken Sable Antelopes 1-0 up and 2-0 on aggregate with a 41st minute goal.

In Lome, Togo went through after a 2-0 victory over Comoros. An own goal from Kassim M’Dahoma set Togo on with Gilles Sunu stepping off the bench to score a 71st minute second.

And at the Mavuso Sports Centre, the second-leg clash between Eswatini and Djibouti ended goalless, meaning Djibouti move into the second round with a 2-1 aggregate score.

In Bissau, French-born striker Joseph Mendes netted a brace as Guinea-Bissau silenced Sao-Tome Principe 2-1 in a match played at Estadio 24 de Setembro.

The two goals added to 1-0 victory that the Djrutus registered away in the first leg tie of the first round tie meant that Guinea-Bissau recorded a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Qualified Countries for #FIFAWC2022Q Group Stages
Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Djibouti,
Mozambique, Angola, Togo, Rwanda, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan and Namibia.

Additional information: CAF Online

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