We have come to the end of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers. After almost a year and a half of intense and exciting encounters, 23 of the 24 nations qualified for Cameroon 2021 are known. Despite the Covid-19, it was a breathtaking race of 71 games and 320 goals scored, marked in particular by the historic qualifications of Comoros and Gambia. Here are the qualifications in figures.
Twenty-three nations out of 24 have already booked their places for next year's competition in Cameroon. But in the meantime, let's take a look at the figures for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, which have kept the continent on the edge of its seat for almost a year and a half.
Number of goals scored: 320
Best attack: Algeria (19 goals scored).
Top scorers: Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) and Patson Daka (Zambia) (5 goals each)
Worst attack: Botswana, South Sudan and Chad (2 goals scored).
Best defense: Morocco (1 goal conceded).
Worst defense: Sao Tome (16 goals conceded).
Most prolific group: H (35 goals scored).
Lowest scoring group: B (15 goals).
Biggest wins: Algeria - Zambia (5-0) and Algeria - Botswana (5-0).
Highest scoring matches: Niger - Madagascar (2-6) and Nigeria - Sierra Leone (4-4).
Team with most wins: Tunisia (5).
Team with most draws: Cape Verde (4).
Team with most defeats: Sao Tome (6): Sao Tome (6).
Unbeaten teams: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia.
Teams without a win: Eswatini, Lesotho, Sao Tome, Chad, Togo.
The last match of group L Sierra-Leone-Benin was cancelled by CAF owing to Covid 19 concerns
Note that Chad (group A) was disqualified after the suspension of its Federation by CAF for interference.