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AFCON 2019 – All set for Egypt as 24 teams are confirmed


all is set for the 2019 African Cup of Nations after the qualifiers ended on Sunday, March, 24, 2019. Twenty-four countries have qualified for the tournament to be hosted by Egypt in June.

Cameroon the initial hosts were stripped off their title after the CAF inspection team marked them down for poor preparations. But the Indomitable Lions who also happen to be defending champions qualified for the AFCON.

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Group A

Senegal and Madagascar qualified from Group A with 16 and 10 points respectively.

Madagascar made history by qualifying for their maiden edition to participate in the African Cup of nations ahead of Equatorial Guinea and Sudan.

Group B

Morocco came top of Group B with 11 points but with two goals difference ahead of defending champions Cameroon.

Cameroon qualify for their 32nd edition of the tournament after beating Comoros 3-0 in Yaounde.

Morocco had earlier on Friday drew with Malawi.

Group C

The Eagles of Mali topped Group C with 14 points as Eastern African side Burundi also made history by qualifying with 10 points.

Burundi held their might at home against their Gabon with a 1-1 scoreline to make it to Egypt 2019.

Mali beat South Sudan 3-0 in Bamako.

Group D

Algeria and Benin also made it out of Group D with 11 points and 10 points respectively.

Emmanuel Adebayor looks likely to retire from the Togolese national team after his side failed to qualify from the group.

Group E

Former champions Nigeria and South Africa qualified ahead of Libya and Seychelles.

The Super Eagles qualified with 13 points as the Bafana Bafana left it late to win 2-1 in Tripoli against Libya before earning 12 points to qualify.

Group F

With Sierra Leone been banned from the qualifiers, Group F was only left three teams. Ghana pipped Kenya 1-0 in Accra to lead the group with 9 points and Kenya coming second with 7 points.

Ethiopia had already been left out of contention for a qualification position with only 4 points before the last round of matches.

Group G

Zimbabwe qualified for another tournament in succession after winning the group with 11 points.

Congo DR had to fight for a narrow win at home at the expense of Liberia before making it to Egypt 2019.

Group H

West African giants Guinea and Ivory Coast got the better of Central African Republic and Rwanda to qualify out of Group H.

Group I

Mauritania defiled all odds to prevent Burkina Faso from qualifying after they obtained 12 points to qualify from group I.

But Angola were the eventual winners of the group with 12 points.

The had superior goal difference ahead of giant killer Mauritania.

Group J

Hosts Egypt had to settle for a second place after Tunisia. Tunisia had 15 points and Egypt 13 points.

The North Africans qualified ahead of Niger and Eswatini.

Group K
The most surprising casualty in the qualifiers is former champions Zambia who placed last in group K with Guinea-Bissau coming top with 9 points.

Though Zambia won 4-1 against Namibia, it was not enough for the them to qualify.


South African neighbours Namibia and Mozambique had 8 points apiece but the Namibians qualified with a better goal difference.

Group L

Tanzania made meat of their neighbours Uganda after they won 1-0 in Dar-se-salam.

With 13 points, Uganda had already qualified and so Lesotho and Cape Verde lag behind with 6 and 5 points respectively.

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