AFCON 2017: Zimbabwe, Mali And Libya Are CAR Winners As Equatorial Guinea Concedes Defeat


Yesterday’s AFCON matches saw Zimbabwe, Mali, Central African Republic and Libya secure wins while Equitorial Guinea who reached the semi-finals of the last edition of the AFCON conceded defeat.

Group B saw Central African Republic (CAR) triumph over Madagascar with a 2-1 win. Madagascar’s Malagasy Faneva Ima Randriatsima scored the opening but The Wild Beasts staged a comeback after the half-time break with Salif Keita and Limane Moussa leading their team to victory.

CAR and Madagascar remain top and bottom of the group B table respectively. Mid table members Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo will battle it out today at the Estádio 11 de Novembro in Angola.

At the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Mali defeated Equatorial Guinea with a 0-1 away win, thereby unseating Benin as the group C leaders. Mustapha Yatabare’s 89th minute goal might see the Equatoguineans who hosted last year’s AFCON become the first to be eliminated from the tournament.

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In Group F, Libya defeated Sao Tome E Principe with a 4-0 home win. The match which was played in Egypt due to security reasons in Libya saw Mohamed Zubya give his country men hope of qualifying for the AFCON.

Cape Verde and Morocco will battle it out today at 21:00 ( CAT, GMT+2) at the Stade de Marrakech.

In the game between Swaziland and Zimbabwe, the Zimbabweans scored a landslide home win with 4 goals to nil. The team was able to secure their place at the top of the Group L table with the help of Knowledge Musona, Costa Nhamoinesu, Evans Rusike and Khama Billiat who scored the goals.

Other members of the group Malawi and Guinea which have close standings with 2 points each in the group are set to face off at the Kamuzu stadium, Blantyre.

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Today’s fixtures for the AFCON qualifier are as follows (CAT, GMT+2);

Malawi v  Guinea 14:30
 Lesotho v Seychelles 15:00
Rwanda v Mauritius 15:30
Ethiopia v Algeria 16:00
Niger v Senegal 16:00
Togo v Tunisia 17:00
Namibia v Burundi 17:00
Liberia v Djibouti 18:00
Uganda v Burkina Faso 18:00
Gambia v Mauritania 18:30
Angola v Congo DR 19:00
Sudan v Ivory Coast 19:00
Egypt v Nigeria 20:00
South Africa v Cameroon 20:00
Morocco v Cape Verde 21:00