Rwanda pull off upset to progress

Rwanda shocked Libya in the second leg of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, winning 3-0 at home to progress to the next round.

The sides had been locked at 0-0 after the first game but a hat-trick from Dadi Birori saw Rwanda comfortably home in Kigali.

The Wasps, playing in their first game under new coach Stephen Constantine, are 27 places below Libya in the Confederation of African Football rankings.

Rwanda will next face either Namibia or Congo.


squeezed past

with a 1-0 second-leg win that put them through on away goals after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.

Geoffrey Massa struck for the Cranes after only 13 minutes but Uganda were unable to find their way through again and had to come through a tense finish in Kampala to book their place in the next round.

On Friday, Mozambique


became the first teams to reach the final qualifying round after playing their second legs on Friday.

With a 5-0 lead over
South Sudan

from their first encounter, Mozambique were huge favourites to progress. South Sudan, however, managed to salvage some pride at least, by holding their opponents to a 0-0 draw at home.

Kenya made it through after drawing 1-1 away to
Comoros Islands,

giving them a 2-1 win on aggregate.


are well placed to join them in the final round before the group stage following their 2-0 win away at
Sao Tome.


coach Mart Nooij from the Netherlands says the tie with

could tilt either way after his team established a 1-0 lead in Dar es Salaam.

An early John Bocco goal separated the Taifa Stars and the Warriors and this tie could be settled by away goals or a penalty shoot-out.

Congo Brazzaville,

who hired widely-travelled French coach Claude le Roy to secure a place at the 2015 finals, must overcome a 1-0 defeat in

to reach the third round.


coach Young Chimodzi believes a 2-0 lead over

will suffice to survive in N’Djamena, a city where temperatures can soar above 40 degrees celsius (104 degrees fahrenheit).


arrived in
Equatorial Guinea

with a 1-0 lead and training was delayed as they sought new accommodation after accusing the hosts of treating them like “prisoners of war”.

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