banner
banner

Meet the 24 teams for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt

African Football By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 25/03/2019

Meet the 24 African nation that have qualifier for this summer Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) billed for Egypt.

Fourteen sides have already sealed their spot, including hosts Egypt, for the tournament that runs from June 21-July 19.

That leaves 10 places still up for grabs in what is likely to be an intense final round of matches.

GROUP A

Senegal and Madagascar have already sealed their qualification ahead of their meeting in the final round of matches in Dakar on Sunday evening at Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium.

The Lions of Teranga beat Barea 2-0 to seal top spot in the group, while it is a first-ever qualification for Madagascar for the continental finals.

GROUP B

Morocco have already qualified before taking on on Malawi in their last game, while Cameroon needs just a draw at home to Comoros to seal their passage to defend their title they won in the last tournament in Gabon.

The Atlas Lions ending up onto of the group after an away 0-0 draw with Malawi but the Indomitable Lions made to the competition despite taken away the hosting right from them.

GROUP C

Mali have already sealed their qualification before beaten South Sudan 3-0 in their final group game but Burundi qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in their history with a 1-1 draw at home to Gabon in Bujumbura.

Cedric Amissi scored in the 76th minute for Burundi but an own-goal from Omar Ngando eight minutes from time made it a tense finish as Gabon searched for the victory they needed.

GROUP D

Algeria have already sealed their qualification before playing their last group game against the Gambia 

The Desert Warriors led through a Mehdi Abeid goal in the 42nd minute before Mamadou Danso got an equaliser in second-half injury time for the visiting team

However, on Sunday Benin beat Togo 2-1 to book a place in the group stages of the tournament after Steve Mounie struck the winner for the home side six minutes from time after Emmanuel Adebayor’s goal 12 minutes earlier had cancelled out David Djigla’s 13th-minute opener.

GROUP E

Nigeria have already qualified prior to their final group E game defeated Seychelles 3-1 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. 

With goals from Changchun Yatai striker, Odion Ighalo, Galatasaray forward Henry Onyekuru and Levente star Moses Simon despite Francis Uzoho's mistake that lead to Roddy Melanie goal for the away side.

South Africa book a place for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) billed for Egypt after recording a 2-1 victory over Libya at Sfax Stadium on Sunday evening 

Percy Tau bagged a double to help Bafana Bafana claim a hard-fought victory, meaning they ultimately finish five points ahead of the Libyans in Group E.

GROUP F

Both Kenya and Ghana have already qualified for the finals from a pool that was reduced to three teams after Sierra Leone were suspended by FIFA.

Crystal Palace winger Jeffrey Schlupp scored eight minutes from time to give the Black Star a 1-0 home win over Harambee Stars in Group F to seal the top spot.

GROUP G

Zimbabwe beat Congo Brazzaville 2-0 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Sunday to top Group G.

First-half goals from captain Knowledge Musona and Khama Billiat sent the Warriors to their fourth AFCON finals.

Elsewhere in the group, Cedric Bakambu’s second-half goal saw DR Congo beat 1-0 Liberia to sealed qualification to the tournament and end Lone Stars hope of playing in Egypt.

GROUP H

Guinea finished winners of the group with one point ahead of Ivory Coast despite 0-0 away draw with Central African Republic.

Ivory Coast have already qualified for the finals before thrashing Rwanda 3-0 with Nicolas Pepe, Eric Bailly and Maxwell Cornet were on target for the Elephants.

GROUP I

Mauritania have already sealed a historic first qualification despite going down 1-0 to Burkina Faso, while Angola beat Botswana away from home with both sides finished on 12 points but the Palancras Negras had a superior goal difference of plus two.

GROUP J

Tunisia and hosts Egypt have already sealed their qualification but The Carthage Eagles easily beat eSwatini 4-0 with goals from Syan Ben Youssef, Anice Badri, Naim Sliti and Yassine Meriah.

Egypt had booked their passage to the tournament before they were named as hosts, replacing Cameroon but played out a 1-1 draw with Niger 

GROUP K

Guinea-Bissau and Namibia qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from Group K with the 2012 Nations Cup winners Zambia and Mozambique narrowly missing out after the final round of qualifying matches.

Guinea-Bissau made it back-to-back Nations Cup appearances after a dramatic 2-2 draw at home to Mozambique. Namibia secured their place at Egypt 2019 despite a 4-1 defeat away to the 2012 champions.

GROUP L

Tanzania beat rivals Uganda 3-0 in Dar es Salaam on Sunday to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in 39 years

The Taifa Stars secured the victory they needed to join already-qualified Uganda at Egypt 2019 from Group L. Lesotho drew 0-0 in Cape Verde which confirmed Tanzania’s qualification as runners-up to Uganda in the group.

The group draw for AFCON 2019 will take place on April 12 in Cairo, with the tournament proper starting on June 21.
1