Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Algeria vanquish Zambia


Algeria striker Baghdad Bounedjah scored a winning idea in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final

Kenya hold Egypt 1-1 and fortifying champions Algeria dejected Zambia 5-0 in Thursday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Debutant Mohammed Kudus clinched feat for Ghana over South Africa while Mali and Guinea finished 2-2 after 4 goals in 19 minutes.

Elsewhere Comoros dissapoint Togo, Gabon hold DR Congo and Mozambique were too clever for Rwanda.

Algeria, who edged Senegal 1-0 in Jul to win a Nations Cup for a second time, finished strongly to disparage 2012 champions Zambia 5-0 in Blida.

The surprisingly easy Group H feat extended a dominant run of a Desert Foxes to 17 matches given losing divided to Benin final October.

Baghdad Bounedjah, whose second-minute idea won a 2019 final in Cairo, scored twice, with his initial from a 68th-minute chastisement giving Algeria a two-goal advantage.

Youcef Belaili, El Arbi Soudani and Bounedjah again netted during a final 15 mins as a insurgency of a Chipolopolo collapsed.

Ghana were considerable 2-0 Group C winners over South Africa in a Cape Coast showdown between former champions yearning for a lapse of a good aged days.

It is 37 years given a Black Stars won a final of 4 Nations Cup titles while Bafana Bafana’s usually delight came 23 years ago.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey anxious a ability throng by scoring 9 mins before half-time and Kudus distinguished his initial tip by concealment on 80 minutes.

Aubameyang, who has scored 8 Premier League goals this season, was hold goalless in Kinshasa, though will have been anxious after Gabon forced a 0-0 Group D pull with DR Congo.

Gabon have struggled in new Nations Cup campaigns unwell to get past a initial turn as 2017 hosts and not even subordinate for an stretched 24-team 2019 tournament.

Mali led twice usually to be pegged behind any time by Guinea in a Group A confront that detonate into life when Adama Traore Noss gave a home organisation a 56th-minute lead.

The Bamako throng were afterwards enchanted as Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita equalised, Sekou Koita put Mali forward a second time and Sekou Conde scored to acquire Guinea a point.

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Egypt’s Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneim plays in Portugal for Aves

Earlier on Thursday meagre throng watched Egypt’sGroup G stalemate with Kenya during a Borg El Arabia nearby Alexandria with fans preferring not to make a prolonged trek to a watch a Pharaohs.

Both goals were a formula of errors initial Kenya means Egypt, who were though a harmed Mohamed Salah, a opening idea with a bad behind pass from Eric Ouma 3 mins before half-time.

His diseased bid saw surrogate screw Ian Otieno rush out of a area though he was beaten to a lax round by Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneim who afterwards was means to pass into an dull net.

Kenya’s equalizer came in a 67th notation as goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy and defender Ahmed Fathi seemed to get in any others approach perplexing to transparent a round that fell to Japan-based Michael Olunga to glow home.

In a 81st notation Otieno let a shot trip underneath him though opportunely one of his defenders privileged a round off a line, a ensuing shot by Egypt was blocked by another defender before a third bid was deflected out for a corner.

There was a startle in a other Group G compare in Lome as Claude Le Roy’s Togo succumbed to Comoros.

Comoros took a lead 6 mins after half-time as Belgium-based Faiz Selemanie scored a usually idea of a compare that puts his side tip of a organisation after usually one match.

Mozambique’s Group F win over Rwanda was played in damp conditions in Maputo.

The hosts took a lead when Mozambique after 27 mins were awarded a chastisement for sport and Telinho stepped adult to modify as he squeezed his bid between a post and a goalkeeper’s pessimistic dive.

The second idea came usually dual mins after after some good work down a left wing and a cranky that evaded a Rwandan defenders and authorised Edson Mexer to beam a round home from tighten range.

A floodlight disaster towards a finish of a compare usually behind a unavoidable win for Mozambique.

The tip dual sides in 11 of a 12 groups will all allege to a 2021 finals in Cameroon.

Cameroon validate for a finals as hosts though are holding partial in a subordinate debate to benefit rival compare use that means usually one organisation from Group F will swell to a finals.

2021 Africa Cup of Nations results

Thursday:

  • Mali 2-2 Guinea (Group A)
  • Ghana 2-0 South Africa (Group C)
  • DR Congo 0-0 Gabon (Group D)
  • Mozambique 2-0 Rwanda (Group F)
  • Egypt 1-1 Kenya (Group G)
  • Togo 0-1 Comoros (Group G)
  • Algeria 5-0 Zambia (Group H)

Wednesday:

  • Namibia 2-1 Chad (Group A)
  • Malawi 1-0 South Sudan (Group B)
  • Burkina Faso 0-0 Uganda (Group B)
  • Sudan 4-0 Sao Tome and Principe (Group C)
  • Angola 1-3 The Gambia (Group D)
  • CAR 2-0 Burundi (Group E)
  • Cameroon 0-0 Cape Verde (Group F)
  • Guinea Bissau 3-0 Eswatini (Group I)
  • Senegal 2-0 Congo (Group I)
  • Nigeria 2-1 Benin (Group L)
  • Sierra Leone 1-1 Lesotho (Group L)