Ahly winger Geraldo helps Angola beat Gambia in World Cup qualifiers, Togo hold Comoros

Mahmoud Sheleib, Friday 6 Sep 2019

2022 World Cup

Angola defeated Gambia 1-0 on Friday in the first leg of the preliminary round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers at Bakau Independence Stadium in Gambia.

Petro Atletico's midfielder Wilson Pinto Gaspar scored the winner in the 32nd minute to give the Palencas Negras a precious away victory ahead of the second leg  scheduled for 10 September.

Egypt's Ahly winger Geraldo have participated with his national team in 87 minutes of his team's victory.

Meanwhile Comoros tied with Togo 1-1 earlier on Friday at the Comorian capital of Moroni.

The 27-year-old forward Kodjo Laba scored the first goal of the game for Togo at the 34th minute, before Comoros' Ibroihim Youssouf equalized at the 49th minute, in the first leg match.

The preliminary round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers takes place from 4 to 10 September includes 28 teams who play over two legs. The 14 winners will join the continent’s top 26 teams in the second round, as the 40 teams will be drawn into 10 groups of four.

The 10 group winners will qualify for the final knockout round, which will be played over two legs. The five winners of those ties will represent the continent in the 2022 World Cup.

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