'Underdogs' Stun African Soccer Giants

Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Togo and Cape Verde failed to pick up maximum points against teams widely regarded as minnows.

Egypt's 1-0 defeat in Ndjamena against Chad was certainly an upset.

  • Ethiopia/Congo-Kinshasa:   Congo Topple Ethiopia in Seven-Goal Thriller

    CAF, 15 November 2015

    Congo Republic overwhelmed Ethiopia in a seven-goal thriller in Addis Ababa to clinch an important away win in their first leg clash of the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup… Read more »

  • Angola/South Africa:   Football - Angola, South Africa Observe a Minute of Silence

    ANGOP, 13 November 2015

    The football teams of Angola and South Africa observed Friday a minute of silence at National Ombaka Stadium in Coastal Benguela province in memory for the death of former athlete… Read more »

  • Cape Verde/Kenya:   Olunga Strikes As Stars Stun Cape Verde

    Capital FM, 13 November 2015

    Harambee Stars made a significant step towards making the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stages after stunning highly ranked Cape Verde 1-0 in the first leg of their second round… Read more »

  • Gabon/Mozambique:   Aubameyang Penalty Gives Gabon World Cup Joy

    CAF, 14 November 2015

    Bundesliga star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted his penalty shootout kick Saturday as Gabon became the first team to reach the third round of African 2018 World Cup qualifying. Read more »

  • Tanzania/Algeria:   Slimani Double Frustrate Tanzania

    CAF, 15 November 2015

    Algeria saved their best for last as a two clinical goals from Islam Slimani saw them came from to draw 2-2 with Tanzania in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Saturday in Dar es… Read more »

  • Angola/South Africa:   Angola Lose to South Africa 1-3

    ANGOP, 13 November 2015

    The host national team lost Friday 1-3 to their South Africa counterpart in the first leg qualifying match for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, held in Ombaka stadium (Benguela). Read more »

  • Nigeria/Swaziland:   Eagles Drop Points Against 'Unknown' Swaziland

    Guardian, 14 November 2015

    On a day South Africa, Cameroun, Tunisia and Ivory Coast secured comfortable victories away from home, the Super Eagles of Nigeria laboured to a goalless draw against a relatively… Read more »


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