Billiat dropped as Zim hold Algeria


Zimbabwe 2-2 Algeria

Algeria secured their spot at the 2021 AFCON after playing out a 2-2 draw against Zimbabwe, who had dropped Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat to the bench for the encounter. The reigning African champions scored twice in five minutes before half time through Andy Delort and Riyad Mahrez, before Zimbabwe mounted a second-half comeback through Knowledge Musona and Prince Dube to claim a share of the points. 

Eswatini 0-0 Congo

Elsewhere, Eswatini claimed the first points of their 2021 qualification campaign after holding Group I rivals Congo Republic to a stalemate. 

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South Sudan 1-0 Uganda

South Sudan recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Uganda in a match that saw both sides reduced to 10 men. Godfrey Nyeko Okello gave the hosts the lead from the penalty spot in 35th minute after Khalid Aucho and held on for all three points, despite having Abdallah Asad Musa dismissed for a second bookable offence with the less than 10 minutes remaining on the clock.

Malawi 0-0 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso managed to secure their spot at the top of the Group B standings after playing out a goalless draw against Malawi. South Sudan's shock win over Uganda in the day's other fixture means that, with two qualification matches still to be played, all four nations can still mathematically qualify for Africa's showpiece tournament. 

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