AFCON Trophy

Comoros qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the first time in their history after picking up a point in a 0-0 draw with Togo at home on Thursday.

The result saw Comoros move to nine points ahead of their final match against Egypt and this means the worst they can finish is second spot.

Egypt sealed the remaining qualification slot after they picked a point against Kenya in the other group match in Nairobi. The game ended 1-1.

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The Harambee Stars of Kenya on the other hand failed to qualify for Afcon.

Gambia’s Scorpions also qualified for AFCON for the first time ever after a slim 1-0 victory over Angola in Banjul on Thursday. The victory saw Gambia move to 10 points with one round of matches left.

Assan Ceesay scored the lone goal for the Gambians in the 62nd minute to give the Gambians the vital victory and another feather to their footballing caps after the performance of their Under-20 team in Mauritania.

Gabon also booked a ticket to Cameroon after a well worked 3-0 victory over DR Congo at the Stade de la Renovation de Franceville. Aaron Boupendza, Denis Bouanga and skipper Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored the goals for The Panthers.

15 of the 24 teams to take part in the continental tournament have already confirmed their slots. The rest will be decided on the final round of matches to be played next week.

Qualified for Afcon 2021 so far: Cameroon (as hosts), Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gabon, Gambia, Cameroon, Egypt, Comoros, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea.

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