The first round of African Cup Of Nations qualifiers were completed this weekend, with a few surprises amongst the results
Daddy Birori scored a hat-trick as Rwanda advanced to the second round at the expense of CHAN champions Libya. Rwanda won 3-0 in the second leg to advance 3-0 on aggregate.
Congo beat Namibia by the same score with goals from Sylvere Ganvoula, Ferebory Dore and Ladislas Douniama in Pointe-Noire, to advance 3-1 on aggregate.
The winner between Rwanda and Congo in the next round will join South Africa, Nigeria and Sudan in Group A of the qualifiers.
Kenya beat the Comoros 1-0 in Nairobi on Friday to advance 2-1 on aggregate where they will meet Lesotho, who shocked Liberia in Maseru.
Uganda beat Madagascar 1-0 in Kampala with Geoffrey Massa grabbing the lone goal, and they go through on the away goal rule, after losing 2-1 away in the first leg.
Uganda will now play Equatorial Guinea who beat Mauritania 3-0, to advance 3-1 on aggregate.
Guinea-Bissau beat Central African Republic 3-1 in Bissau, after the first leg ended goalless, and they advance to meet Botswana, who beat Burundi in Lobatse.
Sierra Leone beat Swaziland 1-0 to advance 2-1 on aggregate, and they will now meet the Seychelles, who qualified as Gambia were suspended from all competitions.
Despite losing 3-1 to Chad in N’Djamena, Malawi advanced on the away goal rule. Robin Ngalande scored the vital goal for Malawi.
Malawi will now meet Benin, who who won 2-0 at home to Sao Tome and Principe (4-0 on aggregate).
Mozambique drew 0-0 away to South Sudan, but go through after a 5-0 win in the first leg, and will meet Tanzania in the next round, who knocked out Zimbabwe.