At home, Rwanda could not stop the bleeding against a monstrously surgical team from Ethiopia that came to Kigali with real ambitions; those to secure their ticket to the third round of the qualifiers for the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2022™.
Rwanda 0-4 Ethiopia
A brace from Rediet Matos (19 ', 27') and goals from Aregash Tadesse (56 ') and Turist Lema (61') allowed the Ethiopians to take a serious option on qualifying before the return match scheduled on October 9 in Bahir Dar.
Zambia 6-0 Malawi
In Lusaka, the hat-trick of Eneless Phiri (21 ', 25', 69'p) as well as the goals from Evarine Katongo (37 '), Siomola Mapepa (48') and Lungowe Namasiku (77 ') carried Zambia extremely close to the next round. The return leg will take place in Lilongwe. The Malawians will want to rectify the situation at home and take their revenge after this heavy defeat.
Mozambique 0-1 South Africa
In Matola, South Africa claimed an away victory thanks to Zethembiso Vilakazi’s lone goal (36 ’).
Gambia 0-1 Burkina Faso
A single goal was also enough for the Burkinabè to pocket a victory against Gambia in Bakau. Naomie Adele Kabre scored less than a quarter of an hour from the time. The return match is scheduled for October 9 in Cotonou, Benin, due to unapproved stadiums in Burkina.