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Madagascar, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal secure AFCON berths

Madagascar qualified for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at home on Tuesday and were later joined by Egypt, Senegal and Tunisia in the 24-team field for next year's expanded finals.

With two nations qualifying from 11 of the 12 four-team groups, Madagascar were always going to have a good chance to make the breakthrough, at their 17th attempt, after starting their Group A campaign with an away win in Sudan last year.

Yet successive 1-0 wins home and away...

Madagascar secure first ever AFCON appearance

Madagascar have qualified for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in Antananarivo on Tuesday to become the first team to join hosts Cameroon in next year's finals.

Victory takes the Barea up to 10 points in Group A after four matches, taking them out of reach of Equatorial Guinea (three points) or pointless Sudan.

The Falcons of Jediane will be eliminated on Tuesday unless they defeat Senegal (seven points) in Khartoum.

Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored the only...

CAF ban Madagascar stadium for three games after stampede

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has sanctioned the Madagascar FA following a stampede that occurred ahead of a 2019 AFCON qualifier on September 9.

The stampede took place ahead of a Group A game between Madagascar and Senegal and saw one person die, while over 40 were injured.

Hosts Madagascar went on to hold Senegal to a 2-2 draw in that game at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antananarivo.

Ahmad Ahmad, the CAF President, said after the CAF Executive Meeting in Sharm El Sheikh,...

Madagascar stadium stampede leaves 1 dead, 40 injured

One person has died and at least 40 have been injured in a stampede outside the Mahamasina Stadium, Antananarivo ahead of Madagascar's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Senegal on Sunday.

According to RFI, supporters attempting to get into the stadium prompted a stampede outside the entrance, where spectators had been queuing since early morning for the 2.30pm (1230 GMT) kick-off.

"The supporters wanted to get in but the gate was closed because the stands were full," said police chief Herilalatiana...

Madagascar hold Senegal in AFCON qualifying thriller

Minnows Madagascar secured one of the results of the weekend by twice battling back to hold Senegal to a 2-2 draw in Antananarivo during Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The match was overshadowed by a crush outside the Mahamasina Stadium before kick-off, which has resulted in one death and 37 injured, according to RFI.

Madagascar, ranked 107th in the world, fell behind when Moussa Konate put the Teranga Lions into the lead with a fine individual goal just before the half-hour mark.

However,...