Algeria and Ghana record wins in Nations cup qualifiers

Algeria and Ghana football teams recorded victories in their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers last night but Egypt lost to Tunisia by one goal to nil. Ghana, who have reached the semi-final stage at the last six tournaments, began in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 home victory over Ethiopia in Group ‘F.’ Captain Asamoah Gyan put them ahead after ten minutes before John Boye and Ebenezer Ofori made it 3-0 at half-time. Debutant Raphael Dwamena then scored two more after the break. Algeria under new Spanish coach Lucas Alcaraz edged Togo 1-0 at home thanks to Sofiane Hanni goal in the 24th minute. In Group J, Egypt went down 1-0 in Tunisia where Taha Yassine scored the only important goal. Newly appointed Zimbabwe captain Knowledge Musona grabbed a hat-trick as they beat Liberia 3-0. Meanwhile, Godfrey Sserunkuma scored seven minutes from time to hand Uganda a 1-0 victory away in the Cape Verde Islands in a Group ‘L’ match.