Egypt 1-0 Senegal
Saliou Cisse’s horsed own goal gave the Pharaohs an early lead into the tie. The Nancy defender scored his goalkeeper just 4 minutes into the tie.
Egypt controls more of the possession of 55% and Senegal 45%. Both sides were separated by the only goal of Cisse. This means Egypt is returning to Dakar, Senegal with an advantage to qualify should they win or win.
It’s a rivalry encounter between the two best African players currently in the world that plays in the same Club in Europe. Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane.
DR Congo 1-1 Morocco
Meanwhile, DR Congo were held to a 1-1 draw by Morocco in the first round of the qualifiers at Stades des Martyrs Stadium, Congo.
Brendford striker Yoane Wissa struck for his nation in the 12th minute to give them a lead. Ryan Mmaee missed a spot-kick, but Genk midfielder Tarik Tissoudali scored to level the game to 1-1. Glody Ngodo picks his double yellow towards the end of the tie, which reduces DR Congo to 10 men. Dr Congo will travel to Morocco in their pursuit for a place in the last five.
Mali 0-1 Tunisia
Mali was left disappointed at their home ground after they lost horrendously to Tunisia. Moussa Sissako blundered with an own goal that denied Malian any opportunity in the tie,, he received a red card just 4 minutes after his error that led to the own goal. Hopefully, they can bounce back when they travel to Tunisia next week to complete the tie.
Cameroon 0-1 Algeria
Former Leicester City striker Islam Slamani netted the only goal in Limbe Stadium, Cameroon. All hope not lost for Rigobert Song men as there is still a game to battle for. Cameroon despite controlling most of the possessions couldn’t see the back of the net of their opponents after several close attempts. Cameroon will go to Algeria for the last fight on Tuesday.