2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap (Africa): Senegal, Tunisia Record Important Wins In Race To Join Nigeria In Russia.

Senegal took a big step towards qualifying for Russia 2018 after they scored two late goals to secure a 2-0 away win over Cape Verde in Group D of the African qualifiers.

West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho and Cheikh Ndoye scored in the last ten minutes as Senegal leapfrog both Cape Verde and Burkina Faso into top spot. This win would be a morale-boosting one ahead of the double header against South Africa in November.

In Group A, Tunisia are close to sealing a place at next year’s World Cup after a 4-1 win against hosts Guinea meant they need just a point in their last qualifier against Libya at home to confirm their spot in Russia. Forward Youssef Msakni scored a hattrick against the home side, who ended up with 10 men after RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita was sent off.

Group A:

Libya 1-2 DR Congo

Guinea 1-4 Tunisia


Standings(5 games):

  1. Tunisia 13 points
  2. DR Congo 10 points
  3. Guinea 3 points
  4. Libya


Group B:

Nigeria 1-0 Zambia

Cameroon 2-0 Algeria


Standings(5 games):

  1. Nigeria 13 points
  2. Zambia 7 points
  3. Cameroon 6 points
  4. Algeria 1 point


Group C:

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

Morocco 3-0 Gabon

Standings(5 games):

  1. Morocco 9 points
  2. Ivory Coast 8 points
  3. Gabon 5 points
  4. Mali 3 points

Group D:

Cape Verde 0-2 Senegal

South Africa 3-1 Burkina Faso



  1. Senegal 8 points (4 games)
  2. Burkina Faso 6 points (5 games)
  3. Cape Verde 6 points (5 games)
  4. South Africa 4 points (4 games)

Group E:

Uganda 0-0 Ghana

Egypt vs. Congo (Sunday)


  1. Egypt 9 points (4 games)
  2. Uganda 8 points (5 games)
  3. Ghana 6 points (5 games)
  4. Congo 1 point (4 games)