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Head Coach: Nicolas Dupuis (France)
Madagascar were the first team to qualify and for the first time, doing so with two matches to spare, after a lone goal victory over Equatorial Guinea last October in Antananarivo. Njiva Rakotoharimalala’s first half strike was all Nicolas Dupuis’ charges needed to achieve the biggest moment in their football history.
- Madagascar conceded eight goals in 2019 AFCON qualifying; more than any other team that qualified for the tournament.
- Madagascar were one of the first sides to qualify for 2019 AFCON, reaching the finals on 16th October 2018 after 10 points from their opening four games (3 wins, 1 draw).