Tunisia ease past Equatorial Guinea, Iheanacho hits brace

by | Sep 4, 2021 | African News, Football Africa, Sport News | 0 comments

Tunisia opened their Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign with a convincing victory over visitors Equatorial Guinea as former Manchester City attacker Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice to help Nigeria beat Liberia in their respective on Friday.

Group B Tunisia 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

Carthage Eagles of Tunisia proved too strong in their opening Group B World Cup campaign with a resounding 3-0 home win over Equatorial Guinea to top Group B. Goals from Bronn, Ellyes Skhiri and skipper Khazri was enough to ensure a convincing victory.

Mauritania 1-2 Zambia

Zambia standing second in their group after they registered a 2-1 win over hosts Mauritania at the Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott.

Matchday two will see Tunisia will travel to Zambia next, while Equatorial Guinea hosts Mauritania.

Group C Nigeria 2-0 Liberia

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored a brace for three-time African Champions Nigeria as they overcame Liberia with a 2-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Friday.

The former Manchester City attacker goals came in the 23rd and 45th minutes as the Eagles go top of Group C after match-day one fixtures, following Cape Verde’s 1-1 draw with the Central Africa Republic on Wednesday.

Gernot Rohr’s side was comfortable throughout their opening game of the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.

Group D Cameroon 2-0 Malawi

African Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon scored two first-half goals to defeat visitors Malawi 2-0 In Yaoundé to go top of Group D.

Al-Nassr Vincent Abubakar gave the Indomitable Lions in the lead in the opening ten minutes before Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui doubled their lead in the 22 minutes.

Elsewhere in the group, Mozambique and Ivory Coast played to a barren draw Estadio Nacional de Zimpeto.

The Elephant will host Cameroon on Monday 6th September in their matchday two in the race to Qatar while Mozambique travels to Malawi.

Group G Ghana 1-0 Ethiopia

Mubarak Wakaso scored the only goal of the day in the 35th-minute to help Ghana started their campaign with a home 1-0 win over Ethiopia in the Cape Coast stadium on Friday.

In the same group, Zimbabwe shared spoils with South Africa.

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