Nigeria secured a vital (2-0) win at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano to slightly edge out Benin Republic (2-1) on aggregate. Rabiu Ali and Kingsley Eduwo scored the goals in the first and second half respectively.
At de Stade Modibo Kéïta, Bamako, Mali suffered a shock (0-1) defeat to Mauritania – which consequently eliminated the team with a (2-3) aggregate score.
Trailing (1-2) from the first leg, Ivory Coast did enough to advance courtesy a (1-0) home win against Niger secured at the Stade Robert Champroux, Abidjan.
Cameroon were commanding in qualification as they advance (4-0) on aggregate. Their first leg (2-0) away win was easily replicated at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé against a hapless São Tomé and Príncipe side.
List of countries who have secured places at the Total 2018 African Nations Championship:
Kenya (hosts), Congo, Libya, Morocco, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Sudan, and Ivory Coast.
There are 3 more slots available for selection;
Sunday (20th August 2017)
Ghana vs Burundi (2-2 agg)
Namibia vs Comoros Island (1-2 agg)
Tuesday (22nd August 2017)
Guinea vs Senegal (1-3 agg)
The 2018 Championship will hold between January 11 to February 2 in Kenya.