Big Jubilation as Top African Country Qualify for Their 1st Ever Nations Cup Tournament

Big Jubilation as Top African Country Qualify for Their 1st Ever Nations Cup Tournament

- Gambia have qualified for the 2022 African Cup of Nations championship

- This was after they defeated Angola 1-0 on Thursday, March 25

- Gambia are currently occupying second position in group D with 10 points

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Gambia have qualified for their first ever African Cup of Nations championship in their history after beating Angola 1-0 on Thursday night, March 25 in their fifth game in the qualifiers.

FC Zurich forward Assan Ceesay scored the winner for Gambia against Angola in this encounter for them to get the ticket even though they still have a match to finish the qualifiers.

After missing out in the last Nations Cup in Egypt, Gabon will be participating in the 2022 edition thanks to their win over DR Congo on Thursday.

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Denis Bouanga and Aaron Boupendza scored the goals for the Panthers.

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The Congolese on the other hand miss out for the first time since 2012 having appeared at the last four tournaments.

Gabon and Gambia have now joined Ghana, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Comoros and Equatorial Guinea as the nations who have qualified for the 2022 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Games will continue this weekend in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers as Super Eagles will be facing Benin Republic in Porto Novo.

Gernot Rohr and his wards will need just one point for them to pick AFCON ticket.

African Cup of Nations title.
African Cup of Nations title. Photo by Fared Kotb/Anadolu
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Earlier, had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria left the shores of the country via the waters as they head to Porto-Novo ahead of Saturday’s showdown with the Squirrels.

Nigeria take on Benin in an AFCON 2021 qualifiers scheduled for the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo.

According to the information provided by respected sports reporter Godwin Enakhena, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick concluded all arrangements for the team to travel on water.

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The contingent will return to Lagos on Sunday where they will start another preparation for their game against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

Meanwhile, the Squirrels of Benin will need to watch out for Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho who put up impressive displays in Super Eagles training on Thursday.

Iheanacho who scored a brace against Manchester United in the FA Cup and a hat-trick against Sheffield United last weekend replicated such form in their training session at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.


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