Factfiles of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Monday March 25 2019

Libya's forward Salem Roma (C) is marked by

Libya's forward Salem Roma (C) is marked by South Africa's defender Wilson Mkhawanazi (R) during the 2019 AFCON Group E qualifier football match between Libya and South Africa at Stade Taieb Mhiri in the Tunisian city of Sfax on March 24, 2019. AFP PHOTO 

By AFP

Factfiles of 24 qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt between June 21 and July 19:
Algeria
Qualifying results: Benin 2-0 home 0-1 away, Gambia 1-1 1-1, Togo 1-0 4-1
Scorers: Bounedjah 3, Mahrez 2, Abeid, Attal, Bensebaini, Hanni 1 each
Coach: Djamel Belmadi (ALG)
Africa/world rankings: 13/69
Previous appearances: 17
Best placing: champions (1990)
Angola
Qualifying: Burkina Faso 2-1 1-3, Botswana 1-0 1-0, Mauritania 4-1 0-1
Scorers: Mateus 4, Gelson 3, Djalma, Eduardo 1 each
Coach: Srdjan Vasiljevic (SRB)
Africa/world rankings: 33/125
Previous appearances: 7
Best placing: quarter-finals (2008, 2010)
Burundi
Qualifying: South Sudan 3-0 5-2, Gabon 1-1 1-1, Mali 1-1 0-0
Scorers: Abdul Razak 6, Amissi 3, Berahino, Duhayindavyi 1 each
Coach: Olivier Niyungeko (BDI)
Africa/world rankings: 38/139
Previous appearances: none
Benin
Qualifying: Gambia 1-0 1-3, Togo 2-1 0-0, Algeria 1-0 0-2
Scorers: Mounie 2, D'Almeida, Djigla, Sessegnon 1 each
Coach: Michel Dussuyer (FRA)
Africa/world rankings: 20/94
Previous appearances: 3
Best placing: first round
Cameroon
Qualifying: Morocco 1-0 0-2, Comoros 3-0 1-1, Malawi 1-0 0-0
Scorers: Choupo-Moting 2, Aboubakar, Bahoken, Bassogog, N'Jie 1 each
Coach: Clarence Seedorf (NED)
Africa/world rankings: 7/56
Previous appearances: 18
Best placing: champions (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017)
Democratic Republic of Congo
Qualifying: Congo Brazzaville 3-1 1-1, Liberia 1-0 1-1, Zimbabwe 1-2 1-1
Scorers: Bakambu 3, Bolasie, Elia, Kasongo, Mbemba 1 each, Hadebe (ZIM)-og
Coach: Florent Ibenge (COD)
Africa/world rankings: 5/51
Previous appearances: 18
Best placing: champions (1968, 1974)
Egypt
Qualifying: Tunisia 3-2 0-1, Niger 6-0 1-1, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) 4-1 2-0
Scorers: Salah 4, Hassan 3, M. Mohsen 2, Ashraf, Hegazy, S. Mohsen, Elneny, A. el Mohamady, B. el Mohamady, Warda 1 each
Coach: Javier Aguirre (MEX)
Africa/world rankings: 8/57
Previous appearances: 23
Best placing: champions (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)
Ghana
Qualifying: Ethiopia 5-0 2-0, Kenya 1-0 0-1
Scorers: J. Ayew, Dwamena 2 each, Boye, Ekuban, Gyan, Ofori 1 each
Coach: James Kwesi Appiah (GHA)
Africa/world rankings: 6/53
Previous appearances: 21
Best placing: champions (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982)
Guinea
Qualifying: Ivory Coast 1-1 3-2, Central African Republic 1-0 0-0, Rwanda 2-0 1-1
Scorers: Kamano 2, Cisse, Diallo, Kante, Keïta, Soumah, Yattara 1 each
Coach: Paul Put (BEL)
Africa/world rankings: 12/68
Previous appearances: 11
Best placing: runners-up (1976)
Guinea-Bissau
Qualifying: Namibia 1-0 0-0, Mozambique 2-2 2-2, Zambia 2-1 1-2
Scorers: F. Mendy 3, Piqueti 2, Embalo, Gomes, Silva 1 each
Coach: Baciro Cande (GNB)
Africa/world rankings: 31/118
Previous appearances: 1
Best placing: first round
Ivory Coast
Qualifying: Guinea 2-3 1-1, Rwanda 3-0 2-1, Central African Republic 4-0 0-0
Scorers: Bailly, Cornet, Doumbia, Kodjia 2 each, Doukoure, Gradel, Pepe, Seri 1 each
Coach: Ibrahim Kamara (CIV)
Africa/world rankings: 11/66
Previous appearances: 22
Best placing: champions (1992, 2015)
Kenya
Qualifying: Ghana 1-0 0-1, Ethiopia 3-0 0-0
Scorers: Johana, Olunga, Wanyama 1 each, Opoku (GHA)-og
Coach: Sebastien Migne (FRA)
Africa/world rankings: 23/106
Previous appearances: 5
Best placing: first round
Madagascar
Qualifying: Sao Tome e Principe 3-2 1-0, Sudan 1-3 3-1, Senegal 2-2 0-2, Equatorial Guinea 1-0 1-0
Scorers: Andriamatsinoro, Andriatsima, Voavy 3 each, Rakotoharimalala 1, Diogo (STP)-og, Coulibaly (SEN)-og
Coach: Nicolas Dupuis (FRA)
Africa/world rankings: 24/107
Previous appearances: none
Mali
Qualifying: Gabon 2-1 1-0, South Sudan 3-0 3-0, Burundi 0-0 1-1
Scorers: S. Coulibaly, Traore 2 each, Bissouma, K. Coulibaly, Djenepo, Doumbia, Fofana, Marega 1 each
Coach: Mohamed Magassouba (MLI)
Africa/world rankings: 10/65
Previous appearances: 10
Best placing: runners-up (1972)
Mauritania
Qualifying: Botswana 2-1 1-0, Burkina Faso 2-0 0-1, Angola 1-0 1-4
Scorers: Diakite 3, Ba, Camara, El Hacen, Soudani 1 each
Coach: Corentin Martins (FRA)
Africa/world rankings: 18/84
Previous appearances: none
Morocco
Qualifying: Cameroon 2-0 0-1, Malawi 3-0 0-0, Comoros 1-0 2-2
Scorers: Ziyech 3, En-Nesyri 2, Amrabat, Boutaib, Fajr 1 each
Coach: Herve Renard (FRA)
Africa/world rankings: 3/43
Previous appearances: 16
Best placing: champions (1976)
Namibia
Qualifying: Guinea-Bissau 0-0 0-1, Zambia 1-1 1-4, Mozambique 1-0 2-1
Scorers: Shalulile 2, Hotto, Shilembi, Shilongo 1 each
Coach: Ricardo Mannetti (NAM)
Africa/world rankings: 26/110
Previous appearances: 2
Best placing: first round
Nigeria
Qualifying: South Africa 0-2 1-1, Seychelles 3-1 3-0, Libya 4-0 3-2
Scorers: Ighalo 7, Musa 2, Awaziem, Kalu, Onyekuru, Simon 1 each, Mkhwanazi (RSA)-og
Coach: Gernot Rohr (GER)
Africa/world rankings: 4/46
Previous appearances: 17
Best placing: champions (1980, 1994, 2013)
Senegal
Qualifying: Equatorial Guinea 3-0 1-0, Madagascar 2-0 2-2, Sudan 3-0 1-0
Scorers: Niang 3, Gueye, Sow 2 each, Cisse, Keita, Konate, Sarr 1 each, Meseguer (GEQ)-og
Coach: Aliou Cisse (SEN)
Africa/world rankings: 1/24
Previous appearances: 14
Best placing: runners-up (2002)
South Africa
Qualifying: Nigeria 1-1 2-0, Libya 0-0 2-1, Seychelles 6-0 0-0
Scorers: Tau 4, Mothiba 2, Hlatshwayo, Mokoena, Ndlovu, Rantie 1 each, Hoareau (SEY)-og
Coach: Stuart Baxter (ENG)
Africa/world rankings: 14/74
Previous appearances: 9
Best placing: champions (1996)
Tanzania
Qualifying: Lesotho 1-1 0-1, Uganda 3-0 0-0, Cape Verde 2-0 0-3
Scorers: Msuva, Samatta 2 each, Morris, Nyoni 1 each
Coach: Emmanuel Amunike (NGR)
Africa/world rankings: 37/137
Previous appearances: 1
Best placing: first round
Tunisia
Qualifying: Egypt 1-0 2-3, eSwatini 4-0 2-0, Niger 1-0 2-1
Scorers: Sliti 4, Chaouat, Khenissi, Meriah 2 each, Badri, S. Ben Youssef 1 each
Coach: Alain Giresse (FRA)
Africa/world rankings: 2/28
Previous appearances: 18
Best placing: champions (2004)
Uganda
Qualifying: Cape Verde 1-0 1-0, Tanzania 0-0 0-3, Lesotho 3-0 2-0
Scorers: Miya 3, Okwi 2, Kaddu, Sserunkuma 1 each
Coach: Sebastien Desabre (FRA)
Africa/world rankings: 16/77
Previous appearances: 6
Best placing: runners-up (1978)
Zimbabwe
Qualifying: Liberia 3-0 0-1, Congo Brazzaville 2-0 1-1, Democratic Republic of Congo 1-1 2-1
Scorers: Musona 5, Billiat 3, Pfumbidzai 1
Coach: Sunday Chidzambwa (ZIM)
Africa/world rankings: 28/113
Previous appearances: 3
Best placing: first round

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