Diallo strike propels Senegal over Mauritania, Tunisia stalemate with Namibia


The excitement continued during the fourth round of the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, which took place on Sunday at 16:00 GMT and covering Groups A, B, and H.

Senegal national team secured an important victory over their hosts, Mauritania, who suffered their second consecutive defeat after losing at home to Sudan in the previous round. 

Additionally, the Democratic Republic of Congo won 1-0 against Togo, and Tunisia earned a point from their draw against Namibia in South Africa.

CAFonline.com presents a summary of the thrilling matches across various African stadiums.

Mauritania 0-1 Senegal

Senegal secured a crucial away victory against Mauritania with a one-nil win in Nouakchott in the fourth round of Group B.

The only goal of the match was scored by Habib Diallo in the twenty-seventh minute, which was enough for the Teranga Lions to claim the win on the road.

Senegal currently tops the group with eight points, awaiting the remaining matches of Group B. Meanwhile, Mauritania remains at the bottom with just one point.

Djibouti 1-1 Ethiopia

The match between Djibouti and Ethiopia ended in a one-one draw in El Jadida, Morocco, as part of Group A.

Djibouti took the lead through Gabriel Dadzie in the twenty-ninth minute, but Ethiopia quickly responded with a goal from Wendimu Dibaba in the thirty-first minute.

Djibouti earned their first point of the qualifiers after four matches, placing them last in the group. Ethiopia has three points and is in fifth place.

DR Congo 1-0 Togo

DR Congo achieved an important 1-0 victory over Togo in Kinshasa on Sunday in a highly entertaining match.

Forward Meshack Elia was the hero of the match, scoring the only goal in the sixth minute, securing three valuable points for his team.

The Congolese now have seven points, putting them third in Group B, while Togo remains with three points in fourth place.

Namibia 0-0 Tunisia

Tunisia returned with a valuable point from their match against Namibia in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the top-of-the-table clash in Group H ended in a 0-0 draw.

Tunisia solidified their position at the top of the standings with ten points, two points ahead of second-placed Namibia, who have eight points.