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Nigeria and Ghana advance to CAF group stage in World Cup qualifying

Ivory Coast players celebrate during their win against Liberia.

Nigeria advanced to the third round of African qualifying for the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Swaziland on Tuesday.

After a goalless first leg, the Super Eagles finally found a breakthrough in the 52nd minute when Moses Simon curled in a free kick.

Nigeria allowed the visitors few chances from that point and doubled their advantage with Fefe Ambrose's free kick in the 87th minute.

Phumlani Dlamini was sent off in stoppage time for Swaziland as Nigeria reached the group stage.

Ghana also moved...

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Algeria fight back through Islam Slimani brace; Chad shock Egypt

Islam Slimani spearheaded Algeria's run to the last 16 of the World Cup.
Islam Slimani led from the front for Algeria.

Islam Slimani scored twice in the second half to salvage a 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw for Algeria in Tanzania.

African sides must get through two-legged ties before reaching the group stage and Tanzania, currently ranked 135th in the world, went 2-0 up against the 26th best in FIFA's list with goals from Maguri and Mbwana Samata either side of half-time.

However Sporting Lisbon man Slimani, who starred at the 2014 World Cup, struck twice to give the away side hope.

Egypt were shocked 1-0...

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Al Ahly winger Ramadan Sobhi sparks brawl with showboating vs. Zamalek

Ramadan Sobhi, right, has a knack of upsetting opponents with his silky skills.

Back in July, 18-year-old Al Ahly winger Ramadan Sobhi was subjected to rough treatment at the hands (or rather feet) of the Zamalek defenders for taunting them by standing on the ball mid-dribble and generally taking the mickey.

Skip forward a few months and Thursday evening saw the two teams meet again in the Egyptian Super Cup. It should come as no surprise to learn that Sobhi was at it again, deliberately goading the Zamalek defence by standing on the ball.

However, rather than a good...

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South Sudan's World Cup dreams end in African qualifying

South Sudan's first World Cup qualifying campaign ended early following a 4-0 defeat at Mauritania on Tuesday.

Moulaye Khalil and Boubacar Beyguili had already scored for the hosts before Aluck Akeuch Deng's 79th-minute red card for the new nation, and Moussa Samba Moussa and Ismail Diakite completed the rout.

Mauritania won 5-1 on aggregate and advance to face Tunisia in the second round of qualifying in November.

Chad advanced on away goals despite a 2-1 defeat at Sierra Leone, a team 54 places...

Egypt withdraws from football at All Africa Games

CAIRO -- The Confederation of African Football says Egypt has withdrawn both its men's and women's football teams from the All Africa Games in Republic of Congo next month.

CAF didn't give a reason for the withdrawal.

The African football body said Wednesday that it offered Egypt's places to the countries it beat out to qualify for the African games: Burundi in the men's and Senegal in the women's. However, both those countries declined to take part because of the short notice to prepare.

The All...