QATAR 2022 World Cup: Ghana Is First African Country To Book Ticket
Written by Prince Swaggart on 03/29/2022
Ghana became the first African country to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday by toppling rivals Nigeria on the away-goals rule.
The Black Stars drew 1-1 with the Super Eagles in Abuja and advanced 2-1 on aggregate after the first leg ended 0-0.
Arsenal star Thomas Partey snatched the opener with a strike from outside the box in ten minutes.
But Nigeria equalized after 22 minutes from the spot courtesy of William Troost-Ekong.
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They were joined by Senegal, the reigning African champions, who beat Egypt on penalties after a 1-0 win tied to score 1-1.
Tunisia qualified without even having to score against Mali in the playoffs.
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An own goal from defender Moussa Sissako in the first leg in Bamako (1-0) was all that they needed to reach their sixth World Cup after settling for a scoreless draw at home on Tuesday.
Cameroon sealed their place in the World Cup in dramatic fashion, scoring four minutes into the extra time’s stoppage time to condemn Algeria to a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in Blida and advance on the away goal rule following a 2-2 aggregate draw.
In Rabat, Morocco hammered DR Congo 4-1 to seal an easy passage to the World Cup after their 1-1 away draw on Friday.
Azzedine Ounahi opened the scoring in the 21st minute before a brace from Tarik Tissoudali on either side of the interval put Morocco in command.
Achraf Hakimi completed the route in 69 minutes, with Ben Malango scoring a consolation for DR Congo eight minutes later.
The Atlas Lions will now play at their sixth World Cup.