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AFCON qualifying winners and losers

KweséESPN takes a look at the biggest winners and losers after the first four match days of Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifying.

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First Qualifiers
There can be no bigger winner than Madagascar, who became the first country to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The homeland of the CAF president did so in record-breaking style -- first, with two full games to spare, and doing so for the first time in their history. Great news for the country, although television commentators...

Justin Shonga rescues late point for Zambia in Namibia

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Justin Shonga rescued a point late on for Zambia as he struck a 90th-minute equaliser to deny Namibia an unexpected home win in Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Benson Shilongo gave the hosts the lead in the 79th minute, but Shongo saved Sven Vandenbroeck from falling to defeat in his first game as Chipolopolo head coach with a late free kick.

The visitors had various chances to take the lead, but Augustine Mulenga, Nathan Sinkala and Patson Daka all missed fine opportunities, while the...

Prince Tjiueza the early star of COSAFA U-17 Cup

Namibian fans may find it hard to keep their feet on the ground after they began their COSAFA U-17 Cup campaign with an emphatic 8-3 victory over Seychelles on Thursday.

However, in Prince Tjiueza, the Baby Warriors boast the outstanding individual of the competition so far, and a player who has the quality to fire the Namibians to the title.

Regardless of the young forward's class in his four-goal display in the evisceration of the Seychelles, this bout was a long time coming for a Namibia side...

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Senegal and Egypt win to secure African Nations Cup qualification

Liverpool star man Mohamed Salah will represent Egypt at this summer's World Cup.
Mohamed Salah scored twice as Egypt booked their place at the African Nations Cup.

Egypt and Senegal qualified for the African Nations Cup thanks to wins against Tanzania and Burundi.

First-half goals from Premier League duo Sadio Mane and Mame Biram Diouf sealed a 2-0 win for Senegal at Burundi and ensured they will win Group K, having won five games from five, scoring 11 times and conceding just twice.

The other game in that group saw Namibia run out 1-0 winners against Niger with Peter Shalulile's 15th-minute goal settling the game.

Meanwhile, a Mohamed Salah brace resolved...

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Nigeria lose to Egypt, fail to qualify for 2017 African Nations Cup

Mohamed Saleh and Egypt have eliminated Stanley Amuzie and Nigeria from next year's African Nations Cup.

Nigeria will not be competing at the 2017 African Nations Cup after losing 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday.

Ramadan Sobhy took advantage of a missed clearance to put Egypt atop qualifying Group G at Borg El-Arab Stadium, where a longstanding ban on fans attending games in large numbers in Egypt was temporarily lifted.

Nigeria faced a must-win game after Chad withdrew from their group earlier this week. Under CAF's rules, all of Chad's previous results are thrown out, leaving Nigeria with just two points...