U-20 Afcon qualifying wrap: Nigeria crashes out

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Taking a 2-1 away win with them to Nigeria, the Flying Eagles – the defending champions of the tournament – went down 4-3 to Sudan in their own back yard, with the North African side progressing on away goals following their 5-5 aggregate scoreline.

Elsewhere, Ghana’s 1-0 home win over Senegal was not enough as Senegal progressed 3-2 on aggregate following their 3-1 two weeks ago.

South Africa’s Amajita recorded a comfortable 5-0 aggregate win over Lesotho to book their place for Zambia 2017, as did Egypt following their resounding 4-0 win over Angola, going through 5-0 on aggregate.

Thus, Sudan, Senegal, South Africa and Egypt join Zambia as the five qualified teams so far, with three spots still up for grabs in Sunday’s qualifiers: Guinea host Gambia with the tie delicately poised at 0-0, the same aggregate scoreline ahead of Mali and Burkina Faso’s showdown, while Cameroon travel to Libya with a healthy 3-0 advantage from the first leg.