WCQ: It’s advantage North Africa ahead of second leg match

During the first leg games played on March 25,2022, there were only three victories- all falling to countries from North Africa.

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Egyptian captain Mo Salah (10) celebrate after his side took the lead just four minutes into the game against Senegal. ©️ CAF.

FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers First leg:

DR Congo 1 – 1 Morocco

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Mali 0 – 1 Tunisia

Cameroon 0 – 1 Algeria

Ghana 0 – 0 Nigeria

Egypt 1 – 0 Senegal

Second leg fixtures (March 29,2022;

•Morocco vs DR Congo

•Tunisia vs Mali

•Algeria vs Cameroon

•Nigeria vs Ghana

•Senegal vs Egypt

African football teams from the North will have an added advantage over their counterparts from the Sub- Saharan region in the second leg of the FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers.

During the first leg games played on March 25,2022, there were only three victories- all falling to countries from North Africa.

Egypt for instance beat reigning African champions Senegal in what was a repeat of the just ended Africa cup final.

Senegal’s Saliou Ciss scored an own goal with only four minutes into the game to gift the pharaohs a first leg advantage in Cairo last night .

Elsewhere ,Cameroon suffered a 1-0 loss to Algeria at home thanks to Islam Slimani’s goal in the 40th minute.

Morocco also came from a goal down to draw 1-1 against hosts Democratic republic of Congo who took an early lead in the 12th minute with Brentford’s Yaone Wissa strike before Tarik Tissoudi equalized in the 76th minute.

In the all West African contest, Ghana and Nigeria settled down for a goalless draw in Kumasi.

The playoffs also saw Mali losing 0-1at home to Tunisia.

Islam Slimani’s goal in the 40th minute give Algeria an advantage over Cameroon ahead of the return leg. ©️ CAF.

As things stand at the moment, Africa may have four of its five representatives to Qatar coming from the North.

However, it’s not yet party time for the Africa- Arabic fellows since tables especially in African soccer can be overturned in a blink of an eye.

The continent will learn who its ambassadors to the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be on March 29 when the ten contenders meet again for the return leg matches.

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