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The winner from Rwanda, Mali holds their ticket to the third round

The winner from Rwanda, Mali holds their ticket to the third round

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A Mass is said in Group E of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers (Second Round). Mali took full advantage of Uganda’s poor performance against Kenya. The Eagles defeated Rwanda in Kigali (3-0) on Thursday, November 11th. They will be in the third round like Senegal and Morocco. Benin dominated Madagascar (2-0) and regained the top spot in Group J alone against DR Congo, their next and last opponent.

Mali did not qualify for the World Cup finals, and will be present in the third and final round of qualifiers for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. Coach Mohamed Magsoba’s players continue their almost flawless career with a clear victory in Kigali against the Red Lantern of Group E Rwanda. Visitors received a boost from the start with the direct expulsion of Rwandan Bizimana Jihad (7th).

Djenebo, Kony and Koulibaly bring smiles to Mali

At 11 for 10, the task immediately proved easier for Mali. It was Musa Jenibo who broke the situation from outside the region. His superb curling shot fooled goalkeeper Emre Mfuikor (19). Immediately behind him, the goalkeeper destroyed the dim hopes of his team by moving directly to Ibrahima Kone. The attacker did not ask for much and punished the foul (21). This is his fifth goal in these qualifiers, in which he is considered the second best scorer after Algeria’s Islam Slimani (6 goals).

At the end of the match, substitute Kalifa Coulibaly gave a little more room to qualify his people. The FC Nantes striker, entering on time, patted the skin about 30 meters from the cage and fired a powerful shot that hit the mark (87).

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With 13 points on the clock (4 wins and a draw), 10 goals scored and no nets conceded (only Tunisia is also impregnable, but less successful offensively), Mali can no longer be kicked out of first place in Group E, Uganda (2 ). He only got 9 points in one day from the end of this round. Thus, the Mali Eagles join the Senegalese Lions and the Atlas Lions of Morocco among the qualifiers for the third and final round.

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Benin on November 14 for the final of Group J

He was arrested earlier on Thursday at the top of Group J by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Benin was under pressure On welcoming Madagascar at the Friendship Stadium in Cotonou. It wasn’t necessary to shiver in front of the bartender to regain control of the group. Mission accomplished for coach Michel Dessauer players. At home, the Benin national team did not tremble and won (2-0). It was Clermontois first Jodel Dossou, all in power, who made the net tremble before breaking a shot at the entrance to the penalty area (43).

Not long after that, Steve Mooney comforted the locals a little more by quietly ending a counterattack and a good triangle move with Dosso this time in the skin of the crucial pass (79). In the standings, Benin tops Group X with 10 points, ahead of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (8 points), Tanzania (elimination 7 points) and Madagascar (3 points, exclusion).

On Sunday 14 November there will be a final in this group with the match between DR Congo and Benin in Kinshasa. The winner will go to the third round. In the event of a tie, the squirrels will retain first place and qualify.

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