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AFCON 2019 QUALIFIER: Five Top Matches You Don’t Want To Miss

Africa teams return to the battlefield on Friday and Saturday for the 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifier last group games.

The 2019 AFCON will be hosted by Egypt and it will go down in history books of the tournament, that Egypt was the first country to host the expanded 24 teams tournament.

Countries were group into Group A to L with the first and second teams from each groups qualifying for the tournament which will run from June 21 to July 19.

Prior to the final group games, countries like Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Senega, Tunisia, Nigeria amongst others, have already secured their tickets to Egypt.

Nigeria last played in the tournament in South Africa 2013 when the Super Eagles won the title.

The Super Eagles top Group E summit with 11 points and will play Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Friday evening.

Madagascar, will be making their debut in 2019, having also picked their ticket even before the final qualifier.

As hostilities resume on Friday and Saturday, here are some crackers to watch out for as it will determine the fate of the teams involved.

SENEGAL VS MADAGASCAR: Both teams have already booked their place in the 2019 competition and also tied on 13 points apiece.

Madagascar will be playing in their first ever AFCON come June but they are aspiring to finish top of Group A.

Both teams will be fighting for supremacy with Senegal playing at home on Saturday.

CAMEROON VS COMOROS: Cameroon had qualified by virtue of host nation for AFCON 2019. They were stripped off the hosting right after they failed to meet up preparation timetable.

The saving grace for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon was they have been playing in the qualifiers and they are second in Group B, but their qualification could be hampered should they lose to Comoros who are also hoping to pull a surprise and play at their first ever AFCON tournament.

GABON VS BURUNDI: Burundi stand a chance of reaching their first ever Nations Cup in Egypt as they sit second in Group C.

However, they have a hurdle to cross when they play Gabon who needs a win to book their ticket to Egypt.

A win or draw will see Burundi progress, but a defeat will be their undoing.

BENIN VS TOGO: Both teams stand a chance of qualifying with five points, two points behind the Gambia who have seven points and will be playing Algeria who have already booked their ticket.

Should Gambia lose to Algeria and any of Togo or Benin win, that team will qualify ahead of Gambia.

LIBYA VS SOUTH AFRICA: Libya could be the stumbling block to South Africa’s qualification to Egypt 2019.
The Bafana Bafana is second in Group E behind Nigeria.
Libya have seven points while South Africa has nine points with Nigeria topping the group with 11points.

Should Libya defeat South Africa in Tunisia, that will be the end of the road for Bafana Bafana.


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