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Riyadh Mehrz chains brace as Algeria qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations; Mauritania school venue for the tournament debut


Johannesburg: Manchester City star striker Riad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria shot Togo 4-1 in Loma on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations Finals in Cameroon.

Mauritania, for the first time, Guinea and Ivory Coast later increased to 13 preliminary number for the biennial tournament.

Riad Kharz is a symptom of the once-lived Srivaddhanaprabha in Leicester, now one of the most exciting players of the Premier League after being ranked second in the French division. Reuters

A picture of Riyadh is packed. Reuters

Cameroon, Egypt, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda booked places before Sunday.

It leaves 11 places for catches during Friday 6 March next with former champion Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana and South Africa among the contenders.

Mahrez, the 2016 African Footballer of the Year, netted both sides of Attal Youcef goal to give the desert desert three advantage in 30 minutes.

Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba pulled one back to Togo in the second half before Baghdad and Bounedjah completed the scoring while stopping.

Allegria has 10 points from five games in Group D, Benin Seven and Togo and Gambia five.

Goal Isamael Diakite 6 minutes of time earned from Mauritania Victory after 2-1 at the Botswana in Nouakchott and qualification from the first team

Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire pulled 1-1 in the top group of Group H clash with Conakry with the early goal of Mohamed Yattara for the home side abolished by Jean-Michel Sari.

Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Congo and Zimbabwe wasted their chances on Sunday to secure places in the new 24-team tournament, which opened on June 15.

Mateus sank brace for Angola in the 2-1 team I beat Burkina Faso in Luanda while Tanzania fell 1-0 in Lesotho, where Nkau Ruth and Lee nodded 76 Group L win 76.

William Gore netted in the second half of the Angry Liberia Group G leaders Zimbabwe 1-0 at Paynesville while Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo drew 1-1 in the same mini league.

Police fired tear gas

Congo's derby was temporarily suspended by stormy rain and the police fired tear gas before the blast to disperse supporters seeking to enter the stadium in Brazzaville.

Zimbabwe has eight points, seven Liberia, DR Congo 6 and Congo Five and all four countries can be among the top two finishers and qualify.

Former Zambia champions were eliminated after a 1-0 loss away to Mozambique in Group K at Maputo.

Albania's Reginaldo Faife kept Mozambique ahead after 63 minutes.

Guinea-Bissau and Namibia have eight points each after a 0-0 draw at Windhoek on Saturday, Mozambique and seven Zambia in four.

Zambia were the winners and winners of the 2012 Nations Cup in Libreville, Ivory Coast margins on penalties after the final final.

The defeat was a huge blow to the Belgian-born Zambia coach, Sven Vandenbrook, who was hired when the local Wadson Niranda resigned after the opening round to join the South African club.

Vandenbroeck won one match, drawn one and lost two Nations Cup trophy since his first appointment to head the national coach.

He helped his compatriot and coach Cameron Hugo Bruce when the Central African country surprisingly won the Nations Cup of 2017 in Gabon.

Ghana defeated Ethiopia 2-0 in Group F in Addis Ababa with remembered Jordan in Jordan scoring twice during the first half.

Sudan finished a 4-lose losing streak in Group A with a surprise 3-1 victory over Madagascar in Antananarivo.

The goal to stop time saved time Group 2-2 Group H for the Central African Republic in Rwanda, while Nigeria came from behind to win 2-1 away in Swaziland Group J.

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