The World Cup qualification matches on Tuesday saw Ghana and South Africa suffer embarrassing defeats, while Cameroon, Guinea, Senegal, and Zambia also faced tough challenges and dropped points. Other teams like Burkina Faso, the Cape Verde Islands, Morocco, Namibia, Tunisia, and Uganda secured victories in their respective matches.
Ghana’s loss in Moroni was a harsh reminder of their previous humiliation. French-born attacker Myziane Maolida scored the game’s only goal. South Africa was beaten 2-0 in Rwanda, and it was Rwanda’s first victory in their last 11 home matches.
Senegal and Guinea struggled in their matches, with Senegal held to a goalless draw and Guinea losing 1-0 away. Cameroon was held to a 1-1 draw by hosts Libya, but the Cape Verde Islands won 2-0 away at Eswatini.
In Group E, Zambia lost 2-1 away against Niger, but Morocco secured a 2-0 win over Tanzania. Burkina Faso recorded a 3-0 away win over Ethiopia, while Tunisia secured a 1-0 away win over Malawi.
The next round of African qualifiers will be played in June, with the continent now turning its focus to January’s Cup of Nations finals in the Ivory Coast.