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Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, and Namibia qualify for 2019 AFCON

Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, and Namibia qualify for 2019 AFCON

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, , and have become the latest teams to secure their places in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation.

Title holders Cameroon needed at least a draw against Comoros to reach the 2019 AFCON after they were stripped of hosting rights last November as they failed to fulfil the necessary organizational requirements.

They were placed in group B alongside Morocco, Malwai, and Comoros, with the latter coming close to reaching their first ever AFCON finals.

Cameroon entered the game sitting second with eight points, three more than Comoros, who would have qualified had they won as both teams drew in the first-leg.

However, goals from Choupo-Moting, Bassogog, and Clinton N’Jie ensured an easy 3-0 victory for the hosts and earned them qualification alongside group winners Morocco.

Meanwhile, in group K, a dramatic late equaliser by Guinea-Bissau helped them qualify for the finals in Egypt at the expense of .

Entering the final round, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, and Mozambique had the chance to clinch a spot in the final tournament, as already eliminated Zambia hosted Namibia, while Mozambique travelled to face Guinea-Bissau.

Zambia thrashed Namibia 4-1 at home, thanks to goals from Mulenga, Malama, and Kambole, and this meant that Mozambique had to beat Guinea-Bissau to qualify alongside Namibia.

Piqueti opened the scoring for Guinea after 13 minutes only, before Ratifo equalised for the visitors in the 48th minute, and in the dying moments of the game, Nelson Divrassone put Mozambique into the lead.

The visitors thought that they have booked their place in Egypt, however, a 90th-minute equaliser by Frédéric Mendy crushed their dreams and guided Guinea-Bissau to the tournament.

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