These countries are Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Senegal.
The two –time World Cup runners-up have amassed a total of 18 goals in five matches in this long qualifying series, jettisoning Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Cameroon on the way. Against the Central African Republic, the Falconets hit seven goals away and four at home, before lashing the Congolese girls 4-0 in Brazzaville, leading to the Congolese Football Federation opting not to fly their girls to Nigeria for the return leg.
Portugal’s Conceicao has led Cameroon into the play-offs of World Cup qualifying and took them to a third-placed finish at the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil last month.
The UN counter-terrorism chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the epicentre of ISIL terrorist group – officially known as Da’esh – activities now appeared to be in the African continent.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Cameroon came back from three goals down to beat Burkina Faso on penalties.
The hosts showed character to claim the third place in an absorbing match against the Stallions of Burkina Faso
Conceiçao, while speaking at a pre-match news conference, said although, the team was disappointed with their elimination in the semi-finals, still, they must now learn from their mistakes and end their campaign in the competition on a positive note.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference, Malo, said his team had remobilised after their 1-3 loss to Senegal in the semifinals, adding that the Stallions were now in the best of conditions ahead of the third place match.
Recall that Egypt scaled through to the final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating hosts Cameroon 3-1 in a penalty shootout
The side was knocked out of the tournament after losing 1-3 to Egypt in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw after extra time
Eto’o, who is now president of Cameroon’s Football Federation, made the comment to his team in a video published on social media.
NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi confirmed this Tuesday, saying: “We have received the technical report on the AFCON 2021 and we are presently studying it, in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. Once the study and appraisal are done with, we will make known our position”.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has lifted the suspension of the stadium following the incident prior to Cameroon’s last-16 victory over Comoros last Monday (January 24).
CAF had announced the suspension of matches at the stadium following a tragic incident in which eight persons died.
Equatorial Guinea are the final side to advance to the last eight of the AFCON, where they will meet Senegal on Sunday.
The West Africans were expected to challenge for the title after being the only side to win all their group games in Cameroon.
The President of the Confederation of African Football, Patrice Motsepe, called for an immediate investigation into the disaster.
At least eight people were killed and 38 injured as fans struggled to get access to a match between the hosts and Comoros in Yaounde.
The Super Eagles, three-time continental champions, won all three group games in Cameroon, but were beaten 1-0 by Tunisia in the last 16.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles lost 0-1 to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on Sunday in Garoua, Cameroon in a Round of 16 clash.