After a year of halting the African Cup of Nations, the AFCON Qualifiers are back after the last leg took place on November 4th, 2019. Unfortunately, the matches were postponed due to the world's pandemic. The games were earlier scheduled for January 2021 in Cameroon, but the football action will now take place in 2022.
The four-round matches for the African cup of nations are already done, with only two rounds to go. A quarter of the countries have already booked their place in the African cup of nations, though there's still a lot of entertaining gameplay in the remaining two rounds of qualifiers in March 2021.
Here's what Betway punters want to know about the 2022 AFCON qualifiers with four days of football action.
Mali has already booked their place in 2022 with pairs of victories over Namibia, taking 10 points from the four matches. Chad has garnered only one point from the four matches played. That means even if they played the remaining games, they are out of the African cup of nations (AFCON)
The team that needs to work hard to join Mali is Guinea. They have eight points of the group, and if they fail to win in N'Djamena will give Namibia a chance that is currently in the third position.
Leading in this group is Burkina Faso, with eight points. They are still unbeaten though they could lose the lead when they face Uganda, who is in second place on the log with seven points. Fortunately for punters, with Betway sports betting at your fingertips, you can wager on both teams to score as it will be a tough fixture.
Uganda cranes could be leading on the logs, but the loss against south Sudan on Monday placed them in the second position. On the other hand, Malawi must win against south Sudan and hope that Burkina Faso will beat the cranes to qualify.
Ghana could have confirmed their qualifications already were it not t for the defeat on Tuesday. If Ghana draws with South Africa in the next match, they will qualify for the AFCON 2022. Sao Tome lost all the four matches of their fixtures. That means that they are out of the competition. The nine-goal team difference is the worst of any qualifying team.
Despite the controversy preceded in the Gabon fixtures while away at the Gambia, Gabon is in the second position with seven points. However, they could seal qualification when they host the Democratic Republic of Congo, who is in the third position with six points. DRC garnered four points from Angola's bottom side who took only one point in the latest matches.
Group EThere are still chances for all the teams to qualify in Group E, although Morocco has almost qualified for the tournament. Heading to the fixtures' final round, a win for Burundi's Central African Republic could take them in the second position before playing the fixture's final game.
Cameroon, being the hosts of the African cup of nations, is already in. The remaining teams are Mozambique, Cape Verde islands, and Rwanda, which have only one slot to fill. The strongest team in this group is Mozambique since they had played against Cameroon twice and avoided defeat in the Cape Verde islands last year when they scored two goals.