FIFA WCQ: Tunisia Clinches Victory as Africa’s 2026 Qualifiers Kick Off

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~ Romdhane’s late strike winner

~ Sierra Leone slim win over Djibouti

~ Wednesday FIFA WCQ Qualifiers results

~ #UgSportsNow

The resumption of Africa’s 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on Wednesday evening saw Tunisia emerging victorious in a gripping encounter against Equatorial Guinea.

Romdhane’s late strike winner

Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane’s late penalty secured a 1-0 win for the Carthage Eagles in the late kickoff in Tunis. The victory marked their third consecutive win in Group H, propelling them to the top of the rankings with a two-point lead.

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Sierra Leone slim win over Djibouti

In another exciting match played on the same evening, Sierra Leone secured a 2-1 victory over Djibouti in their Group A opener in El Jadida. Goals from Curtis Davies and Augustus Kargbo sealed the win for Sierra Leone, while Djibouti managed to find the back of the net through a consolation goal by l Gabriel Dadzie.

Results from elsewhere

Elsewhere, Central African Republic also clinched a 1-0 victory over Chad in Group I at Oujda, with Venuste Baboula netting the decisive goal in the first half. The match showcased the resilience and determination of the Central African side as they claimed a crucial win in their qualifying campaign.

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The encounter between Namibia and Liberia ended in a 1-1 draw in Johannesburg in their Group H fixture. Tjipenandjambi Karuuombe’s goal for Namibia was canceled out by Terry Sackor’s equalizer for Liberia, highlighting the competitive nature of the match.

In Lome, Togo was held to a 1-1 draw by Liberia in their Group B clash. The hosts took the lead through Khaled Narey, only to be pegged back by an own goal from Roger Aholou. Aholou’s misfortune continued as he found himself on the wrong end of an own goal, echoing his recent experience in the CAF Champions League final where his side, Esperance de Tunis, suffered a 1-0 aggregate defeat to Al Ahly.

The matches on Wednesday showcased the intensity and drama of the African World Cup qualifiers, with teams vying for a spot in the prestigious tournament. As the competition progresses, football fans can expect more thrilling encounters and exciting moments as the journey to the 2026 FIFA World Cup unfolds across the continent.

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The World Cup Qualifiers will resume on Thursday, June 6, with nine matches throughout the continent, including Algeria hosting Guinea, a West African derby between Mali and Ghana in Bamako, and a potential thriller between Senegal and DR Congo.


Wednesday 5 June

Sierra Leone 2-1 Djibouti

Togo 1-1 South Sudan

Namibia 1-1 Liberia

Central African Republic 1-0 Chad

Tunisia 1-0 Equatorial Guinea

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