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Qualifiers of Africa Cup

 

Algeria 

Mainstream name: Desert Foxes 

Rankings: 3 Africa, 31 world 

Mentor: Djamel Belmadi 

Results: Zambia 5-0 home, 3-3 away, Botswana 5-0 1-0, Zimbabwe 3-1 2-2 

Scorers: 4 – Baghdad Bounedjah, 3 – Riyad Mahrez, 2 – Youcef Belaili, Sofiane Feghouli, Islam Slimani, 1 – Ramy Bensebaini, Farid Boulaya, Andy Delort, Rachid Ghezzal, Aissa Mandi, El Arabi Hilal Soudani 

Past appearances: 18 

Best placings: Champions 1990, 2019 

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Burkina Faso 

Mainstream name: Stallions 

Rankings: 10 Africa, 58 world 

Mentor: Kamou Malo 

Results: Uganda 0-0, South Sudan 1-0 2-1, Malawi 3-1 0-0 

Scorers: 2 – Aristide Bance, Lassina Traore, 1 – Bertrand Traore, Bryan Dabo 

Past appearances: 11 

Best setting: Runners-up 2013 

Cameroon 

Famous name: Indomitable Lions 

Rankings: 7 Africa, 50 world 

Mentor: Toni Conceicao (POR) 

Results: Cape Verde 0-0 1-3, Rwanda 0-0 1-0, Mozambique 4-1 2-0 

Scorers: 3 – Vincent Aboubakar, 1 – Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Pierre Kunde, Moumi Ngamaleu, Clinton N'Jie, Serge Tabekou 

Past appearances: 19 

Best placings: Champions 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017 

Cape Verde 

Famous name: Blue Sharks 

Rankings: 15 Africa, 80 world 

Mentor: Pedro 'Bubista' Brito 

Results: Cameroon 3-1 0-0, Mozambique 2-2 1-0, Rwanda 0-0 

Scorers: 2 – Ryan Mendes, 1 – Jailton 'Kuca' Miranda, Garry Rodrigues, Macky Bagnack (CMR) own-objective, Faisal Bangal (MOZ) own-objective 

Past appearances: 2 

Best setting: Quarter-finalists 2013 

Comoros 

Famous name: Coelacanths (uncommon fish) 

Rankings: 36 Africa, 130 world 

Mentor: Amir Abdou 

Results: Togo 0-0 1-0, Egypt 0-4, Kenya 2 1-1 

Scorers: 1 – Youssouf M'Changama, Faiz Mattoir, El Fardou Mohamed Ben Nabouhane, Faiz Selemani 

Past appearances: 0 

Egypt 

Famous name: Pharaohs 

Rankings: 6 Africa, 49 world 

Mentor: Hossam el Badry 

Results: Kenya 1-1, Comoros 4 0-0, Togo 1-0 3-1 

Scorers: 2 – Mohamed 'Afsha' Magdy, Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Sherif, 1 – Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud 'El Winsh' Hamdy, Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan, Mahmoud Kahraba 

Past appearances: 24 

Best placings: Champions 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010 

Central Guinea 

Mainstream name: National Thunder 

Rankings: 38 Africa, 134 world 

Mentors: Juan Micha and Casto Nopo 

Results: Tanzania 1-0 1-2, Tunisia 0 1-2, Libya 1-0 3-2 

Scorers: 2 – Pedro Obiang, 1 – Iban Edu, Josete Miranda, Emilio Nsue, Salomon Obama, Firas Chaouat (TUN)- own objective 

Past appearances: 2 

Best setting: Semi-finalists 2015 

Ethiopia 

Mainstream name: Walias 

Rankings: 42 Africa, 146 world 

Mentor: Wubetu Abate 

Results: Madagascar 4 0-1, Ivory Coast 2 1-3, Niger 3 0-1 

Scorers: 3 – Getaneh Kebede, 2 – Shimelis Bekele, Amanuel Gebremichael, 1 – Surafel Dagnachew, Mohamed Mesud, Abubeker Nassir 

Past appearances: 10 

Best setting: Champions 1962 

Gabon 

Mainstream name: Panthers 

Rankings: 18 Africa, 86 world 

Mentor: Patrice Neveu (FRA) 

Results: DR Congo 3 0-0, Angola 2-1 0-2, Gambia 2 1-2 

Scorers: 3 – Denis Bouanga, 2 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Aaron Boupendza, 1 – Bruno Ecuele Manga 

Past appearances: 7 

Best placings: Quarter-finalists 1996, 2012 

The Gambia 

Mainstream name: Scorpions 

Rankings: 46 Africa, 157 world 

Mentor: Tom Saintfiet (BEL) 

Results: Angola 1-0 3-1, DR Congo 2-2 0-1, Gabon 2 1-2 

Scorers: 3 – Assan Ceesay, 2 – Bubacarr Jobe, 1 – Modou Barrow, Musa Barrow, Pa Modou Jagne, Suleyman Marreh 

Past appearances: 0 

Ghana 

Mainstream name: Black Stars 

Rankings: 8 Africa, 52 world 

Mentor: Charles Akonnor 

Results: South Africa 2-0 1-1, Sudan 2 0-1, Sao Tome e Principe 3 1-0 

Scorers: 2 – Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Mohammed Kudus, 1 – Nicholas Opuku, Thomas Partey, Baba Rahman 

Past appearances: 22 

Best placings: Champions 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982 

Guinea 

Mainstream name: Sylla Nationale (public elephant) 

Rankings: 14 Africa, 72 world 

Mentor: Didier Six (FRA) 

Results: Mali 1-0 2-2, Namibia 2-0 1-2, Chad 1-0 1-1 

Scorers: 2 – Naby Keita, 1 – Mohamed Camara, Sekou Conde, Mamadou Kane, Jose Kante, Seydouba Soumah, Issiaga Sylla 

Past appearances: 12 

Best setting: Runners-up 1976 

Guinea-Bissau 

Mainstream name: Djurtus (wild canine) 

Rankings: 30 Africa, 119 world 

Mentor: Baciro Cande 

Results: Eswatini 3-0 3-1, Congo 3 0-3, Senegal 0-1 0-2 

Scorers: 2 – Jorginho, Piqueti, 1 – Marcelo Djalo, Joao Mario, Frederic Mendy, Pele, Alfa Semedo 

Past appearances: 2 

Best setting: Last in a bunch in the two appearances 

Ivory Coast 

Mainstream name: Elephants 

Rankings: 12 Africa, 61 world 

Mentor: Patrice Beaumelle (FRA) 

Results: Niger 1-0 3-0, Ethiopia 3 1-2, Madagascar 2 1-1 

Scorers: 3 – Franck Kessie, 2 – Serge Aurier, 1 – Willy Boly, Gervinho, Max Gradel, Sebastien Haller, Wilfried Kanon, Jean Kouassi 

Past appearances: 23 

Best placings: Champions 1992, 2015 

Malawi 

Mainstream name: Flames 

Rankings: 32 Africa, 123 world 

Mentor: Meke Mwase 

Results: South Sudan 1-0 1-0, Uganda 1 0-2, Burkina Faso 0-0 1-3 

Scorers: 2 – Richard Mbulu, 1 – Frank Mhango, Gerald Phiri 

Past appearances: 2 

Best setting: Last in a bunch in the two appearances 

 

Mali 

Mainstream name: Eagles 

Rankings: 9 Africa, 54 world 

Mentor: Mohamed Magassouba 

Results: Guinea 2-2 0-1, Chad 3-0 2-1, Namibia 1-0 2-1 

Scorers: 1 – El Bilal Toure, Mohamed Camara, Moussa Djenepo, Moussa Doumbia, Sekou Koita, Adama Traore, Issiaga Sylla (GUI) own-objective 

Past appearances: 11 

Best setting: Runners-up 1972 

Note: Mali granted a 3-0 win after Chad precluded 

Mauritania 

Mainstream name: Chinguetti Lions 

Rankings: 22 Africa, 101 world 

Mentor: Corentin Martins (FRA) 

Results: Morocco 0-0, Central African Republic 2-0 1-0, Burundi 1-3 

Scorers: 1 – Diallo Guidileye, Mockhtar el Hacen, Aboubakar Kamara, Bakary N'Diaye, Mamadou Niass 

Past appearances: 1 

Best setting: Last in a bunch 

Morocco 

Mainstream name: Atlas Lions 

Rankings: 4 Africa, 33 world 

Mentor: Vahid Halilhodzic (BIH) 

Results: Mauritania 0-0, Burundi 1-0 3-0, Central African Republic 4-1 2-0 

Scorers: 3 – Hakim Ziyech, 2 – Achraf Hakimi, Youssef en-Nesyri, 1 – Zakaria Aboukhlal, Munir el Haddadi, Noussair Mazraoui 

Past appearances: 17 

Best setting: Champions 1976 

 

Nigeria 

Mainstream name: Super Eagles 

Rankings: 5 Africa, 36 world 

Mentor: Gernot Rohr (GER) 

Results: Benin 2 1-0, Lesotho 3-0 4-2, Sierra Leone 4-4 0-0 

Scorers: 5 – Victor Osimhen, 3 – Alex Iwobi, 2 – Samuel Chukwueze, Paul Onuachu, 1 – Oghenexxxx Etebo, Samuel Kalu 

Past appearances: 18 

Best placings: Champions 1980, 1994, 2013 

Senegal 

Famous name: Teranga Lions 

Rankings: 1 Africa, 20 world 

Mentor: Aliou Cisse 

Results: Congo 2 0-0, Ewatini 1-1 4-1, Guinea-Bissau 2-0 1-0 

Scorers: 3 – Famara Diedhiou, 2 – Sadio Mane, 1 – Sidy Sarr, Habibou Diallo, Cheikhou Kouyate, Papa Ndiaye, Opa Nguette 

Past appearances: 15 

Best placings: Runners-up 2002, 2019 

Sudan 

Famous name: Jediane Falcons 

Rankings: 34 Africa, 127 world 

Mentor: Hubert Velud (FRA) 

Results: Sao Tome e Principe 4-0 2-0, South Africa 2 0-1, Ghana 1 0-2 

Scorers: 3 – Mohammed Abdelrahman, 2 – Seife1din Malik, 1 – Ramadan Agab, Mohamed Elrasheed, Ahmed Hamid, Jordao Diogo (STP)- own objective 

Past appearances: 8 

Best setting: Champions 1970

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