Factfiles of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Published on: 26 March 2019
Factfiles of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
Cameroon's Benjamin Moukandjo lifting the trophy after winning the African Cup of Nations final soccer match between Egypt and Cameroon in 2017 in Gabon

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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