Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Morocco and Tunisia will be Africa’s representatives in the forthcoming FIFA WorldCup to be held in Qatar this year.
The Nigerian Super eagles will not be in Qatar 2022. Instead it is Ghana that goes through after holding the Nigerian team to a 1-1 draw in Abuja. The Nigerians did not do enough to win, however Ghana produced a highly tactical and defensive display and they must be commended. They were able to suppress the Nigerian midfielders in the second half of the match and should have even won that game if their strikers had been ruthless.
Cameroon overturned their first leg home defeat to beat Algeria 2-1 and qualify for Qatar 2022 against all odds. Kudos to them. They were never given any chance but they did it.
After Senegal’s one nil loss to Egypt in the first leg in Egypt, Senegal qualified after beating them on penalties in the second leg. However, it was a laser marred penalty shootout as some Senegalese fans kept pointing laser pens at Egyptian players taking the penalties. That’s home advantage used to the fullest..or the organizers will be taking a good look at the issue.
Morocco’s victory over DR Congo was never in doubt after forcing them to a 1-1 draw in the first leg.. Four nil winners in the second leg at home and Morocco cruises to Qatar 2022.
Away goal rule gave Tunisia victory over Mali and qualified them for the World Cup. After forcing Mail to a 1-1 draw in Mali, Tunisia then forced them to another goalless draw at home.