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The qualifying campaign for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) comes to an end on Tuesday. Five places still remained to be taken for the competition in Cameroon and Ethiopia took one, as did Mauritania. </p><div> <p>CAN qualifiers, continuation and end. The sixth and final day of the qualification campaign for the competition in Cameroon ends on Tuesday, March 30. Mauritania, Burundi, Central African Republic (group E), Congo, Guinea-Bissau (group I), Ethiopia, Madagascar (group K), Benin and Sierra Leone (group L) were all eligible for one of the last five qualifying tickets.
• Guinea-Bissau 3 – 0 Congo (6 p.m.)
Woe to the loser in this “final” for second place in Group I. At home, the Bissau-Guineans are enterprising and materialize just before half-time. On a confusion of the Congolese defense, Piqueti recovers the ball and takes the opportunity to deceive the opposing goalkeeper (45e+1). Then the striker turns into a passer for Frederic Mendy. The latter doubles the bet against the timid “Red Devils” (73e). Jorginho completed the victory and qualification a few minutes later (80e).
The scenario is cruel for the Congo, exemplary over the first four days before collapsing in the home stretch.
• Sierra Leone – Benin (18 h)
Benin in a trap in Sierra Leone? The Squirrels’ match never started because five of their players tested positive for Covid-19 during their exam in Sierra Leone. The Beninese refused to get off their bus claiming that these tests were rigged because those carried out in Cotonou showed that all the players were negative. The Beninese federation speaks of “a shame” and asks CAF to intervene.
As a reminder, Benin lacks a draw to qualify while Sierra Leone absolutely must win to qualify.
A shame for African football what is currently happening, we hope the @CAF_Online will take its responsibilities and especially the measures at the end of the discussions. We will keep you informed, very quickly on the holding or not of this match.
– Benin Football Federation (FBF) 🇧🇯🐿⚽️ (@Benin_FBF) March 30, 2021