Tuesday , October 4 2022

AFCON 2019: Mali and Morocco qualify for Cameroon


Morocco celebrates after scoring against Cameroon

Morocco qualifies for the African Nations Cup next year without knocking on Saturday, while Mali won 1-0 in Gabon to make progress.

Atlas Lions qualify for a game to avoid after Comoros shock with a 2-1 home win over Malawi.

Morocco beat Cameroon 2-0 on Friday in Group B, while Mali passed from Group G.

The close victory of the Eagles means that they are guaranteed to end in the first two.

Gabon, meanwhile, must win in Burundi to have a chance to reach the final, but a home win will take East Africans to their first Nations Cup.

Mali has 11 points from Group C, while Burundi – which won South Sudan 5-2 on Friday – has nine, two more than Gabon, while southern Sudanese have not yet won a point.

Morocco Milestone

In Casablanca on Friday, Hakim Ziegeh scored twice to condemn African champions in their first defeat by Clarence Seedorf.

Mali and Morocco take part in Egypt, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda at the end of next year.

"Congratulations to the players and staff for this brilliant prospect," tweeted Morocco coach Herve Renard