The five countries to represent Africa in World Cup

Ghana were the first side to qualify after a 1-1 draw earlier on Tuesday saw the Black Stars overcome Nigeria on away goals in Abuja.

Thomas Partey’s opener for the visitors was cancelled out by William Troost-Ekong’s penalty, and Super Eagles fans reacted angrily at full-time after their side were knocked out, showering the Ghana players and staff with missiles.

Cameroon clinched an eighth World Cup qualification – a record for an African side – following a dramatic finale in Algeria.

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Erc-Maxim Choupo-Moting’s first-half goal sent the game to extra time.

Algeria looked to have won it courtesy of Ahmed Touba’s 118th-minute header, but Toko-Ekambi struck again in the fourth minute of added time to stun the home crowd in Blida and win the tie on away goals.

Tunisia made it back-to-back World Cup appearances after a goalless draw in Tunis saw off Mali 1-0 on aggregate, while Morocco had a comparatively comfortable evening as a 4-1 home win over DR Congo secured a 5-2 triumph over the two legs.

Two goals from Azzedine Ounahi and one each from Tarik Tissoudali and Achraf Hakimi saw the Atlas Lions book their sixth trip to the finals.

The African quintet now await Friday’s group-stage draw to discover who they will face in Qatar.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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