African World Cup play-off first leg: Away wins for Algeria & Tunisia
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African World Cup play-off first leg: Away wins for Algeria & Tunisia

As Nigeria and Ghana share the spoils in Kumasi

The first leg of the African World Cup play-off was played across the continent today.

Ten countries were action with five aggregate winners representing the continent at the summer FIFA World Cup.

DR Congo 1-1 Morocco

The first game saw 10-man Dr. Congo playing a 1-1 draw against Morocco in Kinshasa.

Yoane Wissa 12th minute strike put the home team in front but Tarik Tissoudali equalized for Morocco 22 minutes after Ryan Mmaee  54th penalty miss.

DR Congo were reduced to 10-man after Ngonda Muzinga received his second yellow.

Cameroon 0-1 Algeria

Rigobert Songs Indomitable Lions were beaten in their stadium by Islam Slimani’s 40th-minute strike.

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Algeria take a 1-0 advantage ahead of the second-leg clash.

Mali 1-1 Tunisia

Moussa Sissako scored an own goal in the 36th minute and received a red card in the 40th minute as Tunisia secured a tough 1-0 win against Mali.

Abdoulaye Doucoure made his debut for Mali in the game.

Egypt 1-0 Senegal

In a repeat fixture of the 2021 AFCON, Egypt was aided by an own goal from the 4th-minute own goal from Saliou Ciss.

Ghana 0-0 Nigeria

The much anticipated Jollof derby ended in a barren draw.

Here are the results:

DRCongo  1-1 Morocco
Cameroon  0-1 Algeria
Mali 0-1 Tunisia
Egypt 1-0 Senegal
Ghana 0-0 Nigeria

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The second leg will be played on Tuesday

Nigeria v Ghana 6 pm
Senegal v Egypt 6 pm
Morocco v DRCongo 8:30 pm
Algeria v Cameroon 8:30 pm
Tunisia v Mali 8:30 pm


Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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