CHAN: Botswana, Eswatini advance in qualifiers

Botswana qualified for the second round of the African Nations Championship 2020 qualifiers with a comprehensive victory over Seychelles in the first round while Eswatini edged Malawi in the first-round on away goals’ rule to reach the second round on Saturday afternoon.

Malawi 1-1 Eswatini 
 
Eswatini are through to the second round of the Total African Nations Championship 2020 qualifiers after scoring a crucial away goal in a 1-1 draw against Malawi in the second leg  at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
 
Kosta Papic’s charges go through on the away goals’ rule with a 1-1 aggregate score after the first-leg ended goalless.
 
Sibonginkosi Gamedze broke the deadlock for the visitors seven minutes after the break and Mician Mhone equalised for Malawi six minutes later but it was not enough as they crashed out of the qualifiers on away goals’ rule.
 
Eswatini will come up against Angola, who got a bye in the opening round, in the second round in July.
 
Seychelles 1-3 Botswana 
 
Botswana cruised to the second round of qualifiers after thrashing Seychelles 5-1 on aggregate in the first round, following a 3-1 victory in the second-leg on Saturday afternoon.
 
The Zebras came to the second-leg encounter with a 2-0 lead from the first-leg clash in Lobatse two weeks ago.
 
Thero Setsile broke the deadlock for the visitors nine minutes after the break but Dionnait levelled matters for Seychelles on the day to make it 1-1.
 
Joel Mogorosi got the second goal for Botswana in the 74th minute, before Setsile rounded off the scoring in stoppage time to make it 3-1 on the day and 5-1 on aggregate.

 

The Zebras will face off against Zambia, who also got a bye in the first round, in the second round of qualifiers in July.

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