African Nations Cup Qualifiers – Groups Overview of Matchday 4

The African Nations Cup Qualifiers’ Matchday 4 counted with some amazing matches. Find out their overview here


Last week we saw some progress in the road to the 2021 African Nations Cup. Groups B, C, I, and F had some good games and we’ll go over them in this article.

Some of the games we have selected – through our author Kate Richardson, which you can check out here – for you:

  • Group B: South Sudan 1-0 Uganda; Malawi 0-0 Burkina Faso
  • Group C: Sao Tome and Principe 2-4 South Africa
  • Group I: Eswatini 0-0 Congo
  • Group F: Mozambique 0-2 Cameroon

Group B: South Sudan 1-0 Uganda; Malawi 0-0 Burkina Faso

After getting a simple 1-0 victory over the team of Uganda, South Sudan can keep dreaming of getting their first time qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations.

The match, which was played in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, because of the renovations happening in South Sudan’s stadium, ended up with 10 players on each side after two red cards.

The first country to lose a player was Uganda, at the 32nd minute of the match, after Khalid Aucho was shown a red card straight away.

It probably resulted directly on the scoring, as three minutes later the home side opened the scoring, after receiving a penalty. Okello stepped up and converted from the spot.

Uganda even found the back of the net, however the goal was ruled out due to an offside position from Emmanuel Okwi.

Before the end of the match, South Sudan also lost a player, with Musa Abdallah seeing a red card after a strong foul on Okwi. However, the scoring didn’t change and South Sudan were able to get their first three points. They are still at the bottom of the table, while Uganda are in second place with 7 points.

Meanwhile, the other match of Group B, between Malawi and Burkina Faso, ended in a boring nil nil draw.

Burkina missed two good chances in the closing minutes of the game, one with Mohamed Ouattara’s header and the other with Bertrand Traore’s good shot. However, they did not find the back of the net.

Even with the not so good result, Burkina Faso remain in first place with 8 points, while Malawi are in 3rd place with 4 points.

Group C: Sao Tome and Principe (2-4) South Africa

Even though Sao Tome and Principe started the match very well, they were not able to beat South Africa. The match between both countries ended in a good 4-2 victory to the visitors.

It was Sao Tome who scored the first goal, with their captain Jocy after a corner kick, at the 12th minute. However, before the end of the first half South Africa was able to find the equalizer, with Themba Zwane.

At the 70th minute, they were able to get to take the lead with a beautiful ten-yard-shot from Percy Tau. But they didn’t celebrate for long, as the hosts equalized things again with Soares Harramiz.

Then, at the 87th minute, the Bafana Bafana scored their third goal, with Kermit Erasmus. And not much time later, the fourth after a fast counterattack with Tau again.

With the victory, South Africa are with nice points. Meanwhile, Sao Tome remain scoreless and don’t have any chances of participating in the final round of the competition.

Group I: Eswatini 0-0 Congo

Another country that doesn’t have any chances of reaching the Nations Cup is Eswatini. On matchday 4 of Group I, they were only able to get a goalless draw against Congo.

This result was not that good for Congo, because they are still fighting for a place in the biggest competition of the African Continent. However, they remain in second place, now with 7 points.

The first place of the group, Senegal, guaranteed their qualification to the CAN after beating Guinea-Bissau by 1-0. The Lions have now 12 points, while Guinea, the third place of the group, counts with 3 points.

Group F: Mozambique 0-2 Cameroon

Even though Cameroon are already qualified to the Nations Cup, due to the fact that the competition will happen in the country, they are doing pretty well in the qualification stage.

For matchday 4 of Group F, they got the 4th victory in a row after beating Mozambique by 2-0.

The first opportunity was for the home side, at the 22nd minute, as the referee gave them a penalty. However, even though the goalkeeper went to the opposite side, Reginaldo only shot the ball onto the post.

And karma was fast to punish Mozambique, as at the 25th minute Vicent Aboubakar opened the scoring, sending a strong shot into the back of the net.

Cameroon found the back of the net again with Serge Tabekou, guaranteeing the three points and their 100% campaign in the qualification round so far.

Obviously, they are top of Group F with 10 points, while Mozambique are 2nd place with only 4 points. That’s the same amount of points as third place Cape Verde.


Some impressive results so far, with Burkina Faso leading Group B and going unbeaten so far with 4 games played. Cameroon in Group F also doing a good job leading Group F on 10 points.

Next year we will witness some great matches in the African continent, and that will undoubtedly be an amazing opportunity to bet on these games. In case you’re not that familiar with the betting system in African nations overall, one of their favorite ways of betting is through jackpots.

Jackpots are basically a lottery, where the bookmaker will select some games, and you have to predict their final result. The more you get right, the more you win. We recommend Betika Kenya Jackpot as one of the best bookies for this kind of betting!

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