Tunisia, Cameroon and Ghana grab opening wins in World Cup qualifiers

Ahram Online , AFP , Friday 3 Sep 2021

Most of Africa s top guns secure opening wins in the World Cup qualifiers, with Ivory Coast the only heavyweights to drop points

Cameroon v Malawi
Cameroon celebrate their victory over Malawi in the World Cup qualifiers (Photo: CAFonline.com)

Tunisia, Cameroon and Ghana kicked off their World Cup qualifying campaign with convincing victories on Friday.

In Group B, Tunisia's Dylan Bronn, Ellyes Skhiri and captain Wahbi Khazri scored in the second half to deliver a 3-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea in Rades.

The Carthage Eagles lead Zambia by goal difference after the latter defeated Mauritania 2-1 earlier in the day.

In Group G, Ghana edged Ethiopia 1-0 in Cape Coast through a Mubarak Wakaso goal on 35 minutes to occupy first place after Zimbabwe and South Africa had played out a 0-0 draw in a scrappy match earlier in the day.

Cameroon, whose seven World Cup appearances is an African record, began their Group D campaign by beating Malawi 2-0 in Yaounde through goals from Vincent Aboubakar and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui.

They lead the group with three points after Ivory Coast were held to a 0-0 draw by minnows Mozambique.

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