Tunisia and Egypt have wrapped up Group J slots for next year’s final tournament after victories in Day Four matches on Tuesday.
Cameroon still leads Group B of the qualifiers after being held to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday by hosts Malawi at the Kamuzu Stadium in the commercial capital Blantyre.
Madagascar achieved unarguably the brightest moment in their footballing life after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 on Tuesday, to qualify for next year’s final tournament with two matches to spare.
Kenya’s Harambee Stars inched closer to a first ever African Cup of Nations appearance in 14 years after blanking Ethiopia’s Walia Ibex 3-0 at a fully packed Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Sunday.
A brace from Emmanuel Okwi at the Mandela National Stadium helped Uganda to reclaim the top spot of Group L after with a 3-0 home victory over Lesotho on Saturday.
Tunisia moved a step closer towards qualification after a hard fought lone goal victory over Niger on Sunday in Rades, near Tunis.
A clinical performance saw South Africa easily brush aside Seychelles with a comfortable 6-0 scoreline in a Group E Day Three qualifier on Sunday in Johannesburg.
Nigerian Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick, Moroccan Faycal Fajr spared blushes and Zimbabwean Knowledge Musona was a hero and villain in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Saturday.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored direct from a corner but was later injured as Egypt romped to a 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win over eSwatini on Friday.
Ethiopia and Kenya settled for a barren draw in a Group F Day Three clash on Wednesday at a packed Bahir Dar National Stadium.