Senegal, Algeria, Mali and Tunisia sealed qualification for the AFCON 2021 finals in Cameroon next year, but a few of their rivals have to wait longer.
The likes of Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria were left with hands on heads and needless calls to make panic coaching changes. But sometimes you just need to give credit to the African fighting spirit many of the small nations displayed over the past week.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria were expected to annihilate Sierra Leone at home, which is what happened but only in the first half, as the Leone Stars fought back from 4-0 to 4-4.
What were all the main picks of shock results:
- Comoros 2-1 Kenya
- Zimbabwe 2-2 Algeria
- Botswana 1-0 Zambia
- Sudan 1-0 Ghana
- Sierra Leone 0-0 Nigeria
- Nigeria 4-4 Sierra Leone
- Tanzania 1-1 Tunisia.
Meanwhile, the next and final two rounds of qualifiers will be played in March 2021, who will join Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia and Mali as well as hosts Cameroon?