The 4 th day of the FIFA World Cup 2022 continued Sunday in Africa Zone. Update on the first results of the day.
Kenya 0-1 Mali (Group E)
Easy winner of the same opponent Thursday in Agadir (5-0), Mali this time had all the sorrows in the world against Kenya and it is doing very well with this victory acquired in pain. During the entire first period, the Kenyan waves did not stop breaking over the Malian goal, but goalkeeper Mounkoro made two important saves against Abuya then Muchiri, before being replaced by Falaye Sacko on a failed exit. When they got back from the locker room, Olunga was still only a few inches away to take a cross at close range.
Against all odds, Ibrahima Kone yet opened the scoring for the Eagles by propelling a center of Nantes Charles Traore into the net (0-1, 55 th ). Author of a hat-trick in the first leg, the Sarpsborg striker confirmed his current form, he who had already found the bar with a lobed header from a free kick before the break for what was the only opportunity for almost non-existent Malians in the game. This goal however put a blow on the head of the Kenyans and the men of Mohamed Magassouba ended the part more serenely.
Despite this excellent result, the Malians remain under threat from Uganda, who beat Rwanda 1-0. The Amavubi and the Kenyans are officially eliminated.
Ranking: Mali 10 points, Uganda 8 pts, Kenya 2 pts, Rwanda 1 pts
Central African Republic 0-2 Nigeria (Group C)
Three days after their resounding success in Lagos (0-1), the Central Africans this time did not match the weight against Nigeria that they received in Douala in Cameroon. Very quickly pressurized, the Fauves conceded few real chances, but it’s no surprise they ended up on a bend recovery Balogun who trailed in the area to use a center Awaziem (0-1, 29 th). Guilty on the goal conceded in the first leg, the central defender recovered in the best possible way. Just before the break, the Neapolitan Osimhen made the break by winning a cross from another defender, Troost-Ekong (0-2, 45th + 1). In the second half, Osimhen even had the double at the end of the foot but he stumbled on Ngam after blowing the opposing goalkeeper. Gernot Rohr’s men temporarily take 5 points ahead of their victim and Cape Verde which receives Liberia at the end of the afternoon.
Benin 0-1 Tanzania (Group J)
Author of a huge blow Thursday in the first leg (0-1), Benin spoiled everything by allowing Tanzania to return the change of its coin. Very badly entered into the match, the Squirrels folded from the start on a breakthrough from Msuva (0-1, 6 th ), who then missed the break. Too shy despite some good situations, Michel Dussuyer’s men woke up too late, after the entry of Olaitan, and they pushed in vain, Allagbé even having to work in the goal to prevent Samatta from bending the case. . In the standings, the Beninese are joined in the lead by the Taifas Stars and the DR Congo can double them by one point if they win in Madagascar at the end of the afternoon.