AFCON 2023 - Qualifiers: Results and schedule of the first two days

Ivory Coast's midfielder Franck Kessie (2nd R) celebrates with Ivory Coast's midfielder Ibrahim Sangare (R) and Ivory Coast's forward Nicolas Pepe (2nd L) after scoring his team's first goal during the Group E Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Ivory Coast and Algeria at Stade de Japoma in Douala on January 20, 2022.  (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)
AFCON 2023 - Qualifiers: Results and schedule of the first two days

The race for a place at the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Côte d'Ivoire started on Tuesday 1 June. Three matches are on the menu for this first day. And three are already over with the victory of Ghana, Angola and Libya over Madagascar, Central African Republic and Botswana respectively. Note that Kenya (pool) and Zimbabwe (pool K) have been excluded from the qualifications.

Program 1st day
Wednesday 1 June 2022

Angola 2-1 Central African Republic

Goals: M'Bala Nzola (72nd), Dala Gelson (76th) for Angola, Samuel Nlend (32nd) for Central African Republic

Libya 1-0 Botswana

Goal: Saleh Al Taher (53rd)

Ghana 3-0 Madagascar

Goals: Mohammed Kudus (53rd), Felix Afena-Gyan (56th) and Osman Bukari (86th)

Thursday 02 June 2022

Mozambique 1-1 Rwanda

Goals: Blaise Nishimwe (65') for Rwanda, Stanley Ratifo (67') for Mozambique

Tunisia 4-0 Equatorial Guinea

Goals: Sliti (56'), Jaziri (77') and Msakni (80', 85') for Tunisia

Friday 03 June 2022

Comoros 2-0 Lesotho

Youssouf M'Changama (60th) and Benjaloud Youssouf (81st) for Comoros

Togo 2-2 Eswatini

Goals: Placca (20th); Kodjo Laba (86th) for Togo and Ndzinisa (84th), Ngwenya (90+5) for Eswatini

Burkina Faso 2-0 Cape Verde

Goals: Hassane Bandé (56th); Dango Ouattara (88th) for Burkina Faso

Ivory Coast 3-1 Zambia

Goals: Serge Aurier (67th); Christian Kouamé (76th); Ibrahima Sangaré (89th) for Ivory Coast and Patson Daka (90+4) for Zambia

Saturday 04 June 2022

Namibia 1-1 Burundi

Goals: Peter Shalulile (10th) for Namibia and Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana for Burundi (88th)

Niger 1-1 Tanzania

Goals: George Mpole Mwaigomole (1st) for Tanzania and Daniel Sosah for Niger (26th)

Gambia 1-0 South Sudan

Goal: Ablie Jallow (45th+4)

Algeria 2-0 Uganda

Goals: Aissa Mandi (28th), Youcef Belaili (60th) for Algeria

Mali 4-0 Congo

Goals: Mohamed Camara (1st), El Bilal Touré (20th, 40th) and Kalifa Coulibaly (44th) for Mali

Mauritania 3-0 Sudan

Goals: Aboubakar Kamara (27th, 30th), Abdallahi Mahmoud (77th) for Mauritania

Senegal 3-1 Benin

Goals: Sadio Mané (12th sp, 22nd, 60th sp) for Senegal and Olaitan for Benin (88th)

Congo DR 0-1 Gabon

Goal : Shavy Babicka (23rd) for Gabon

Sunday 05 June 2022

Malawi 2-1 Ethiopia

Goals: Mhango (10th sp and 34th sp) for Malawi and Nasir (68th sp) for Ethiopia

Egypt 1-0 Guinea

Goal: Mostafa Mohamed (87th)

Thursday 09 June 2022

Guinea-Bissau 12:00 Mauritius

Nigeria 16:00 Sierra Leone

Morocco 19:00 South Africa

Program 2nd day
Sunday 05 June 2022

Central African Republic 1-1 Ghana

Goals: Kudus (17th) for Ghana and Namnganda (41st) for Central African Republic

Botswana 0-0 Tunisia

Madagascar 1-1 Angola

Goals: Rakotoharimalala (36th) for Madagascar and Gelson (43rd) for Angola

Monday 6 June 2022

Equatorial Guinea 2-0 Libya

Goals: Mohammed Touhami (CSC, 51st) and Federico Bikoro (84th) for Equatorial Guinea

Tuesday 07 June 2022

Eswatini 1-3 Burkina Faso

Goals: Sabelo Ndzinisa (64th) for Eswatini, Dango Ouattara (69th and 75th) and Stephane Aziz (85th) for Burkina Faso

Zambia 2-1 Comoros

Goals: Fardou Ben (13th) for Comoros, Enock Mwepu (42nd+2nd) Kings Kangwa (88th) for Comoros

Cape Verde 2-0 Togo

Goals: Julio Tavares (10th) and Jamiro Monteiro (90+4)

Rwanda 0-1 Senegal

Goal: Sadio Mané (90th+8 sp)

Wednesday 08 June 2022

Kenya - Namibia (Cancelled)

Uganda 1-1 Niger

Tanzania 0-2 Algeria

Goals: Ramy Bensebaini (45th+2) and Mohamed El Amine Amoura (89th)

Congo 1-0 Gambia

Goal: Antoine Makoumbou (74th)

Gabon 0-0 Mauritania

Sudan 7pm DR Congo

Benin 7pm Mozambique

Thursday 9 June 2022

South Sudan 12:00 Mali

Ethiopia 16:00 Egypt

Lesotho 17:00 Côte d'Ivoire

Guinea 17:00 Malawi

Burundi 19:00 Cameroon

Monday 13 June 2022

South Africa 13:00 Zimbabwe

Mauritius 13:00 Nigeria

Sierra Leone 16:00 Guinea-Bissau

Liberia 19:00 Morocco


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