"Three-time champions Nigeria are back"

Nigeria, Uganda, Morocco are through to AFCON 2019

Nigeria, Uganda and Morocco qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Saturday while Libya registered eight goals to keep qualifying hopes alive.

Nigeria scored first as they managed a 1-1 scoreline with South Africa in Soweto.

The draw was enough for the three-time African champions as they book a spot in next year’s continental finals in Cameroon with a game to spare.

Uganda beat Cape Verde 1-0 in Kampala and Morocco qualified after rivals Malawi lost 2-1 in Comoros.

“Congratulations to players and staff for this brilliant qualification,” tweeted Morocco coach Herve Renard.

Libya thrashed Seychelles 8-1 and will host South Africa next March needed a win if they are to accompany Nigeria from Group E.

Eight nations have secured places at the 24-team finals with hosts Cameroon, Madagascar, Senegal, Egypt and Tunisia securing places before this weekend.

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