Confirmed: The 5 African Teams Who Booked Their WC Tickets

Author: iDiski Times
 | Date: March 30, 2022

The five African teams who will compete at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have been confirmed!

Ghana, who had eliminated Bafana Bafana in the qualifiers, were first to book their spot as they progressed against Nigeria’s Super Eagles, while African champions Senegal eliminated Carlos Queiroz’s Egypt in a penalty shootout.

Morocco hammered the DRC 4-1 in Casablanca to confirm their place, while Tunisia qualified after a goalless draw at home.

Cameroon were the final team to book their place after they scored deep in extra time goal to win 2-1 against Algeria and go through on the away goal rule, after it ended 2-2 on aggregate.

Ghana v Nigeria

After a goalless draw in Ghana, the Black Stars progressed on the away goal rule following a 1-1 draw in Abuja. Thomas Partey put Ghana in front before William Troost-Ekong equalised from the penalty spot. Unfortunately the match ended in ugly scenes with Nigerian fans invading the pitch, and causing chaos at the Abuja National Stadium.

Egypt v Senegal

The Egyptians won 1-0 in Cairo last week, and after 90 minute the score was reversed in Senegal as Hamdy Fathi’s own goal saw them leading 1-0 after 90 minutes, forcing extra-time and the penalty shootout that decided the winner. Senegal progressed, winning 3-1 in a shootout that saw both teams miss their opening two shots, including Mo Salah. His Liverpool teammate, Sadio Mane, scored the winning penalty for the African champions.

Congo DR v Morocco

The first leg ended 1-1 in the DRC, but in Casablanca Morocco made sure of qualification as they beat Congo comfortably. Azzedine Ounahi scored a brace, while Tarik Tissoudali and Achraf Hakimi were also on the scoresheet in a 4-1 win. Ben Malango scored a consolation goal for the DRC.

Mali v Tunisia

Tunisia won 1-0 away in the first leg, and booked their place in Qatar after a goalless draw in Rades.

Cameroon v Algeria

Algeria had the upperhand after their 1-0 away win in the first leg, but Cameroon turned the tie around at the  Stade Mustapha Tchaker, as Eric Choupo-Moting’s goal saw them lead 1-0 after 90 minutes. The match went into extra time, and just when it looked like penalties would be needed to decide the tie, Ahmed Touba scored from a corner in the 117th minute. And more drama followed as Cameroon grabbed the winner in stoppage time, Karl Toko-Ekambi scoring the all important goal.

The World Cup gets underway in Qatar at the end of November with the final set to be played on 18 December 2022.

The draw for the group stages will take place on Friday, April the 1st.

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