Abidjan, Ivory Coast – (African Boulevard News) The third round of qualification for the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) concluded on Friday, bringing us closer to the highly anticipated tournament in Côte d’Ivoire. With Morocco already securing their spot in the competition, the remaining teams battled fiercely to claim their place in the biennial showpiece. Here’s a summary of the standings as we head into match day six:
Guinea Bissau pulled off a surprising 1-0 victory against Nigeria’s Super Eagles, putting them in the lead with seven points. Meanwhile, Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe played to a 2-2 draw, leaving them in third and fourth place, respectively.
Burkina Faso, enjoying three consecutive wins, tops the group with nine points after a 1-0 triumph over Togo. Cape Verde and eSwatini follow in second and third place, respectively, after a goalless draw.
Cameroon and Namibia played to a 1-1 draw, leaving the former on top of the three-team group with four points. Namibia sits in second place with two points, while Burundi remains at the bottom with one point.
Egypt and Guinea share the top spot with six points each, followed by Malawi in third place with three points. Ethiopia sits at the bottom with a single win over Egypt.
Ghana leads the group with seven points after a late 1-0 win against Angola. Central African Republic sits in second place with four points, following a 3-0 victory over Madagascar.
Algeria remains unbeaten and leads the group with nine points. Tanzania claims second place with four points after a narrow 1-0 win against Uganda, who sit at the bottom of the group with a single point.
Mali holds a perfect record with nine points, while South Sudan follows in second place on goal difference, having defeated Congo 2-1. Gambia sits in third place with three points.
Already-qualified host Ivory Coast leads the group with seven points, followed by Zambia with six points after a 3-1 win over Lesotho. Comoros is third with three points, while Lesotho remains at the bottom.
Gabon sits at the top of the group with seven points after defeating Sudan 1-0. DR Congo follows in second place with a 3-1 victory over Mauritania, leaving the latter in the third spot.
Tunisia leads the group with seven points, followed by Equatorial Guinea with six points. Libya and Botswana sit in third and fourth place, respectively.
Morocco has already qualified, topping the group with six points. South Africa and Liberia played to a 2-2 draw, leaving South Africa in a precarious position with a single point.
Defending champions Senegal lead the group with nine points after a 5-1 victory over Mozambique. Mozambique sits in second place with four points, while Rwanda and Benin share a point each following a 1-1 draw.
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As the road to the 2023 TotalEnergies AFCON continues, the continent’s football powerhouses are battling it out for a chance to showcase their skills and sportsmanship in Côte d’Ivoire. The qualifiers have given fans a taste of the excitement that lies ahead, and anticipation continues to build for the ultimate celebration of African football.