Match day two of Caf Russia 2018 Qualifiers

The weekend was filled with incredible football from the continent of Africa as the race for Russia 2018 get tougher and stronger.

There were some instances where poor officiating determined the results and people will continue to question the standard of Officiating as we are approaching Gabon 2017.

Group A is turning into two horse race with Tunisia and DR Congo both maintaining their 100% records after winning their respective first match against Guinea and Libya,the Carthage Eagles won the controversial North African clash against 10-men Libya while DR Congo came from behind to beat Guinea 2-1 in Conakry.

The Match of the week is the Clash of two giants in Uyo as Super Eagles of Nigeria relied on the Goals by Chelsea duo of Victor Moses who grabbed a brace and a funny John Obi Mikel Goal that made a Nabil Bentaleb Wonder Strike too little for the desert foxes of Algeria to get another point as Zambia put the disappointment of their first match behind them to draw with the less enterprising Cameroonian in Limbe in a match that had some questionable officiating especially as Football Association of Zambia FAZ have said they will protest to FIFA over the poor officiating by Senegalese referee Diwdhiou Malan.Nigeria are Sitting comfortable on top of the table with maximum six points and the double header with Cameroon could decide the tagged group of death earlier than expected.

Group C didn't produce any goal as the former coach of the victorious African Champion,Ivory Coast,Hervé Renard led his new side Morocco to another goalless draw at home against the Ivorians and same was the case in Bamako as 2017 Cup of Nations host Gabon led by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to find the back of the net as they drew goalless with the Eagles of Mali meaning that the 2015 African Champions are topping the group with four points.

Black Stars of Ghana are not having it easy in Group E as Pharaohs of Egypt are hoping to make a global return after a long absence,Players like the Mubarak Wakaso,Christian Atsu,Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu,Andre and Jordan Ayew didn't step-up as providing that Asamoah Gyan and Kwadwo Asamoah were out injured. Former Esperance of Tunisia fullback,Harrison Afful brought down an Egyptian attacker in the 18-yard box as Mohamed Salah stepped up to give the home side the lead in the first half before Abdallah Said sealed the maximum points with the second in the 86th minute while Uganda won a lone goal in Kampala against Congo Brazzaville to sit second with four points.

The Teranga lions of Senegal were let down by the error made the centre referee that gifted Bafana Bafana a penalty that prove to be crucial in the 2-1victory for the host while Burkina Faso impressively won by two goals away at Cape Verde Islands.

Results


Mali 0-0 Gabon
Cape Verde 0-2 Burkina Faso
Nigeria 3-1 Algeria
Cameroon 1-1 Zambia
Uganda 1-0 Congo
South Africa 2-1 Senegal
Libya 0-1 Tunisia
Morocco 0-0 Ivory Coast
Guinea 1-2 DR Congo
Egypt 2-0 Ghana

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