Africa Qualifiers ignite .. Ethiopia win .. Sudan wins


The Sudanese national team maintained its hopes of qualifying for the African Nations Cup soccer finals, after its victory over its hosts Sao Tome 2-0, today, Wednesday, in the fifth round of the third group of qualifiers.

The Sudanese team advanced through Mohamed Abdel Rahman in the 27th minute, before Saif Malik strengthened his team’s lead with the second goal in the 55th minute.

The Sudanese team raised its score to nine points, equal in balance, with Ghana and South Africa, who ranked first and second in the order, and who excelled in the goal difference, while the Sao Tome team remained below the group standings without a balance of points.

In a match in the second group, the match between Uganda and Burkina Faso was tied in a goalless draw.

The Burkini national team raised its score to nine points at the top of the group, one point behind second-placed Uganda.

Within the same group competitions, the Malawian national team defeated hosts South Sudan 1/0.

Richard Mpolo scored the only goal of the match for Malawi in the 47th minute.

The Malawi national team raised its score to seven points in third place, while the balance of the South Sudan team stuck at three points in the fourth and last place in the group.

In Group Six, Rwanda defeated Mozambique 1-0.

Lago Pierinjo scored the only goal of the match for the Rwandan national team in the 70th minute.

The Rwandan team raised its score to five points in second place, while the Mozambique team stuck to four points in third place.

It is noteworthy that the Cameroonian national team tops Group Six with ten points, while Cape Verde trails the standings with four points.

In Group Eleven, the Ethiopian national team swept their counterpart Madagascar 4-0.

The Ethiopian national team advanced through Emmanuel Gebremikel in the 19th minute, before Kebede added the second goal in the 34th minute.

In the 41st minute, Abu Bakr Nasser added the third goal, while Judo finished off his team’s quadruple in the 86th minute.

The Ethiopian team raised its score to nine points at the top of the standings, two points behind each of Côte d’Ivoire and Madagascar (second and third place respectively), while Niger trailed the group standings with three points.


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