Africa: Here’s How 24 Teams Qualified For 2019 AFCON

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The full line-up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been completed, after the final fixtures on March 24.

South Africa – Bafana Bafana secured the last spot in Egypt following a 2-1 win over Libya in Tunisia on March 24, 2019.

Zimbabwe – The Warriors seal their place with a 2-0 win over Congo to finish top of Group G ahead of DR Congo.

DR Congo –  China-based Cedric Bakambu’s goal on March 24ensured DR Congo made it to Egypt instead of Liberia.

Tanzania – The Taifa Stars beat rivals Uganda 3-0 in Dar es Salaam on Sunday to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1980.

Cameroon – Defending champions, The Indomitable Lions sealed qualification on the final matchday after beating Comoros 3-0 in Yaounde on March 23.

Madagascar – T he Barea secured qualification following a 1-0 home victory over Equatorial Guinea in early October.

Burundi – The Swallows qualified for the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time after a 1-1 draw with Gabon on March 23.

Tunisia –  The Eagles of Carthage qualified after they finished top of Group J, two points above Egypt.

Egypt –  The host nation took part in the qualifiers and secured their spot after finishing second behind Tunisia.

Senegal – The  Lions of Teranga secured an early qualification with 1-0 victory over Sudan in Khartoum in October.

Mauritania  – The Lions of Chinguetti secured their first ever qualification with a 2-1 win over Botswana in November.

Angola – The Giant sable antelopes clinched a place in Egypt with a 1-0 win over hosts Botswana on March 22 to finish top of Group I.

Côte d’Ivoire – The Elephants qualified after sharing the spoils with Guinea in Conakry in November.

Nigeria – The Super Eagles needed a last-minute Moses Simon goal to seal a 3-1 home win over Seychelles in a to qualify as leaders of Group E.

Uganda – The Cranes sealed qualification with a 1-0 win over Cape Verde in November.

Ghana – The Black Stars will be hoping to end their 37-year-wait for the title in Egypt after they qualified for their eighth straight tournament.

Mali – The Eagles completed their campaign unbeaten.

Guinea – The National Elephants finished top of Group H, one point above Ivory Coast.

Kenya – The Harambee Stars finished second behind Ghana in the qualifiers.

Namibia – The Brave Warriors, despite being thrashed 4-1 by Zambia in Lusaka, qualified in second place in Group K ahead of Mozambique on the head to head results between the two countries.

Benin – The Squirrels battled past a Togo side led by former Real Madrid and Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor to qualify for the first time since 2010.

Guinea-Bissau – A dramatic stoppage-time equaliser from Frederic Mendy secured The Djurtus top place in Group K after a 2-2 draw at home to Mozambique.

Algeria – The Desert Warriors topped Group D with 11 points to qualify for the finals.

Morocco – Herve Renard’s Atlas Lions booked their spot in the Afcon following 2-0 win over Cameroon in Casablanca in November.


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