Afcon qualifiers: Ghana march on

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Goals from Frank Acheampong, John Boye and Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew secured all three points for the Black Stars, despite a less than impressive display in which more chances should have been put away, yet the full quota of points leaves them well on course for qualification for Gabon 2017.

Group E leaders Zambia and Congo played out a 1-1 draw in their qualifier, leaving both at the summit of Group E on five points after three games, just a point ahead of Guinea-Bissau, who edged Kenya 1-0 in their match-up.

Botswana’s qualification hopes took a dent as they were pipped 1-0 by Comoros, leaving them third in Group D, three points behind leaders Congo who still have a game in hand.

Chad remain bottom and winless in Group G after going down 1-0 at home to Tanzania, with group rivals Egypt and Nigeria squaring off in that group’s headline fixture later on Friday.

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Selected midweek Afcon qualifying results:

Ghana 3-1 Mozambique
Djibouti 0-1 Liberia
Comoros 1-0 Botswana
Madagascar 1-1 Central African Republic
Guinea-Bissau 1-0 Kenya
Zambia 1-1 Congo
Sao Tome 2-1 Libya
Chad 0-1 Tanzania
South Sudan 1-2 Benin

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