Tunisia, Namibia, Senegal post good records to brighten World Cup chances


Sao Tome and Principe suffered a 0-1 defeat against Liberia in Group H of the 2026 Africa World Cup qualifiers on Sunday at Stade Municipal.

The match was tightly contested and nearly ended in a draw until Liberia’s Sheikh Sesay scored with a right-footed shot from the center of the box, giving his team the lead.

This loss marked Sao Tome’s fourth defeat this season.

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Conversely, Liberia moved up to third place in the group with seven points.

Meanwhile, in Group A, Djibouti faced Ethiopia in a match that ended 1-1 at Stade El Abdi on the same day. Djibouti’s Gabriel Dadzie scored from the center of the box, giving his team an early lead.

However, two minutes after Dadzie’s goal, Ethiopia’s Minyilu Wondimu equalized in the 31st minute, resulting in a 1-1 draw.

Neither team has secured a win this season, with Ethiopia drawing three games, losing one, and sitting in fifth place with three points.

Djibouti has lost three games and drawn one, placing them at the bottom of the table.

Additionally, Congo DR defeated Togo 1-0 in Group B at Stade des Martyrs on Sunday. Meschack Elia scored six minutes after kickoff, silencing Togo’s fans.

Togo then played defensively, making it difficult for Congo to add to their score. The win lifted Congo to third place, dropping Togo to fourth.

At Stade de la Capitale, Mauritania lost 0-1 to Senegal in Group B. Senegal’s Habib Diallo scored a header from the center of the box 27 minutes into the match.

Senegal stands atop the table, while Mauritania is at the bottom.

In another Group H fixture, Namibia and Tunisia drew 0-0 at Orlando Stadium.

Namibia leads the table with 10 points, while Tunisia is close behind with eight points.

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