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Official: Seven More Nations Qualify For Afcon

Kenya 1-1 Egypt

Egypt booked their spot in the 2022 tournament after a 1-1 draw with ten-man Kenya in the penultimate match of Group G in Nairobi.

Mohamed Magdi Kafsha gave the Pharaohs a dream start with the opener in the second minute and Hassan Abdallah got the equaliser for the Harambee Stars in the 65th minute.

The hosts were reduced to ten men in the last quarter of an hour after Johnstone Omurwa was red-carded and Egypt held on to a 1-1 draw was enough to see them through to the finals while Kenya are out of the running.

Zambia 3-3 Algeria

Algeria, who were already qualified, ended Zambia's chances with a 3-3 draw in the penultimate match of Group of Group H at National Heroes Stadium.

Islam Slimani netted a brace for the Desert Foxes while Rachid Ghezzal was also on the scoresheet for the visitors.

Patson Daka also got a brace for Chipolopolo, netting both goals from the penalty spot with Cletus Chama also scoring but it was not enough as the draw means Zimbabwe qualify for the tournament.

Libya 2-5 Tunisia

Already qualified Tunisia hammered Libya bottom side Libya 5-2, with Seifeddine Jaziri scoring a brace in the second last match of Group J at June 11 Stadium.

In addition to Jaziri's brace, Yassine Meriah, Mohamed Drager and Anis Slimane were also on target for the Carthage Eagles.

Muaid Ellafi scored a brace for Libya, who are out of the running to qualify.

Gabon 3-0 Democratic Republic of Congo

Gabon advanced to next year's tournament after thrashing Democratic Republic of Congo 3-0, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rounding off the scoring in the second last match of Group D at Stade d'Angondje.

Aaron Boupendza broke the deadlock for the hosts on the stroke of half-time, Denis Bouanga doubled their lead in the 72nd minute before Aubameyang sealed the three points with the third goal in the last minute that put Gabon through while DR. Congo are out of contention.

Gambia 1-0 Angola

Gambia qualified for the 2022 tournament after edging Angola 1-0 in their penultimate match of Group D at Independence Stadium.

Assan Ceesay broke the deadlock for Gambia in the 62nd minute and that proved to be the winner, as they booked their spot in the finals with a match to spare.

Equatorial Guinea 1-0 Tanzania

Equatorial Guinea booked their spot in the 2022 tournament with a narrow 1-0 win over Tanzania in the second last match of Group J at Estadio de Bata.

With the match almost heading for a stalemate Emilio Nsue snatched the winner for the hosts in the last minute to effectively book them a spot in the finals ahead of Tanzania, who went out of the running.

Comoros 0-0 Togo

Comoros qualified for their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations after playing to a goalless draw with Togo on Thursday evening.

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