June 21, 2024

FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers :  Nail-biting Matches in the Opening of Match Day 3 as Tunisia Registers 9 in 3 and South Sudan holds Togo. 

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After a six-month break, the journey towards North America recommenced with revived energy and determination on Wednesday 5-June.

The FIFA World Cup 2026 African qualifiers featured several tightly contested matches, reigniting the aspirations of African nations to secure their place on the global football stage .

Another round of captivating matches, with both established powerhouses and emerging forces tassel it out.

Togo 1-1 South Sudan

Togo hosted South Sudan at Stade de Kegue in a World Cup qualifier. Both teams were seeking their first victory of the campaign, having recorded two draws in their previous two games in Group B..

Togo struck first, taking the lead in the 61st minute with a brilliant shot from outside the box by Khaled Narey that beat goalkeeper Juma Genar.

South Sudan equalized in the 68th minute when a set piece deflected off defender Rodgers Aholou for an own goal, leveling the score.

With this result, Togo is fourth with 3 points in Group B, with South Sudan at fifth with 2 points.

Central African Republic 1-0 Chad

Venuate Baboula first-half strike in the 29th minute secured a 1-0 victory for the Central African Republic against a struggling Chad. This win earned them 3 points and moved them up to third in the table, while Chad remains at the bottom.

CAR’s First Win takes them to 3rd position tied on points with Mali who are yet to play their match day 3. Chad remain bottom of group I as they are yet to register a point.

Namibia 1-1 Liberia

Despite taking an early lead just 8 minutes into the game with a goal from Tijpe Karuuombe, Namibia was disappointed to relinquish their advantage. They ultimately had to settle for a draw against Liberia, who equalized in the 65th minute with a goal from striker Terry Sackor.

A draw takes Namibia in 2nd position with 7 points level and Liberia in third with 4 points.

Tunisia 1-0 Equatorial Guinea

Tunisia bolstered their position at the top of Group H with a narrow 1-0 victory over a struggling Equatorial Guinea.

An 82nd-minute penalty converted by M. A. Ben Romdhane secured the win, propelling his team to 9 points and further deepening the struggles of their rivals, who remain at the bottom of the group without a point..

Sierra Leone 2-1 Djibouti

Only 12 minutes into the game, Sierra Leone scored through defender Curtis Davies. Djibouti responded with an equalizer from the spot just before the break, Gabriel Dadzie stepping up to level the game.

Sierra Leone remained determined and continued to press forward, ultimately earning a hard-fought 2-1 victory with a goal from forward Augustus kargbo in the 51st minutes.

This takes Sierra Leone in 3rd position while Djibouti are yet to register a point at the bottom in group A.

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