This past week has seen some African countries who were mostly branded underdogs step up their games and have took control of their qualifier groups for the coming African cup of nation 2019 in Cameroon and unlike previous times where teams battled for qualification slots up to the last day, this campaign may be different. The qualifiers have entered match day four and continue on Today. Nine teams could seal their spots normally, in a three-group home and away format, a team needs to pick at least ten points from the six fixtures. Some of this teams who have a foot inside the tournament are Kenya, Uganda, Guinea Bissau, Tunisia and Zimbabwe needing only a draw to seal the deal
Kenya moved three points clear in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group F following an emphatic 3-0 win over Ethiopia at the Moi International Sports Center in Nairobi on Sunday. Michael Olunga and Eric Johanna scored within four minutes midway through the opening half and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama converted a second-half penalty. To take a three-point lead in Group F, this is completed by Ghana and Sierra Leone.
Ten-man Zimbabwe took firm control of 2019 AFCON qualifying Group G with a 2-1 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa on Saturday evening.
The hosts dominated proceedings from start to finish, but the Warriors took their opportunities and defended with great determination throughout, to ultimately claim all three points and duly remain unbeaten after three rounds of fixtures.
Senegal recorded a 3-0 win over Sudan in the 2019 AFCON qualification Group A match at the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar on Saturday.
As a result, the Lions of Teranga climbed to the top of the group table, while the Falcons of Jediane remained fourth on the standings.
Cameroon beat Malawi 1-0 in the 2019 AFCON qualification Group B match at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé on Friday.
As a result, the Indomitable Lions maintained their lead at the top of the group table, while the Flames remained third on the standings.
Nigeria moved above Group E 2019 AFCON rivals Libya following a 4-0 win over the North African’s at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo Saturday. Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick for the hosts who now occupy second spot in the group, a point behind South Africa who demolished the Seychelles 6-0 in Soweto earlier today.
Uganda moved to the top of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group after an impressive 3-0 win over Lesotho at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Saturday, Uganda dictated terms from the first whistle The win takes Uganda to the top of Group L with seven points while Lesotho are third with two points.