The 2026 FIFA world cup qualifiers entered the second playing day in the African zone with some shocking results recorded.
Ghana were beaten one nil by Comoros in their Group I contest in Moroni through Myziane Maolida’s fine solo effort two minutes before half-time. The goal was enough for Comoros to pick up all three points to stay top of the group with 6 points after two matches.
Meanwhile, Rwanda pulled off a shock two nil victory at home against South Africa to move to the top of Group C ahead of the Bafana Bafana and Nigeria. Innocent Nshuti and Gilbert Mugisha scored two first half goals to win the match for Rwanda.
The defeat means South Africa misses a chance to go 4 points clear at the top of Group C.
Rwanda now tops Group C with 4 points, one ahead of South Africa and two ahead of Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Lesotho, who played a zero all tie against Benin in Durban, South Africa as the Squirrels picked up their first point.
Senegal were held to a goalless draw by Togo in Lome and Libya fought back to draw one all with Cameroon in front of a fervent crowd in Benghazi.
Cameroon took the lead against Libya through Olivier Ntcham’s 34th-minute penalty, but Abdulmunem Aleiyan rifled in an equaliser nine minutes later to extend the North Africans’ unbeaten start in Group D.
Cameroon and Libya are level on four points with Cape Verde, who saw off Eswatini 2#0.
Africa will have a guaranteed nine teams at the expanded 2026 finals in Canada, Mexico and the United States, with the chance of a 10th team to qualify via intercontinental play-offs.
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