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Madagascar, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal qualify for 2019 AFCON

Cameroon(National Times) Madagascar, Senegal, Tunisia and Egypt on Tuesday, October 6, 2018, picked up their qualification tickets to the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted by Cameroon.

Madagascar became the first nation to qualify for the AFCON 2019 after defeating Equatorial Guinea 1-0. This is the first time Madagascar is qualifying for the African Cup of Nations since 1957.

Tunisia, Egypt and Senegal are the other nations who picked 2019 AFCON qualification tickets.

Senegal snatched a late 1-0 win over Sudan in Khartoum.

Senegal and Madagascar have 10 points each from four matches, seven more than nearest rivals Equatorial Guinea.

Tunisia and seven times champions, Egypt also secured their places in Cameroon with away victories in Group J over Niger and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) respectively.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles of Nigeria may also have a chance of playing in the 2019 AFCON thanks to a 3-2 victory away in Libya that saw them go top of Group E with nine points.

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on their part played a virgin tie with Malawi in their return leg game in Blantyre. After the away defeat in Yaounde, the Flames of Malawi who had warned to revenge the defeat the suffered in Cameroon, failed in their quest even though they dominated the Lions in the last 10 minutes of the second half.

Cameroon remains top of Group B with 8 points while Morocco moved second after a 2-2 draw away in the Comoros Island.

For the fourth playing day of the AFCON qualifiers that saw 21 matches played, 34 goals were scored, 13 victories recorded, and seven matches ended in a draw.

Day five of the qualifiers comes up on November 16, 2018 and more countries will be expected to pick up their qualification tickets.


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