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Rwanda pull off upset to progress

Rwanda shocked Libya in the second leg of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, winning 3-0 at home to progress to the next round.

The sides had been locked at 0-0 after the first game but a hat-trick from Dadi Birori saw Rwanda comfortably home in Kigali.

The Wasps, playing in their first game under new coach Stephen Constantine, are 27 places below Libya in the Confederation of African Football rankings.

Rwanda will next face either Namibia or Congo.

Earlier,
Uganda

squeezed past
Madagascar

with a 1-0 second-leg win that put them through on away goals after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.

Geoffrey Massa struck for the Cranes after only 13 minutes but Uganda were unable to find their way through again and had to come through a tense finish in Kampala to book their place in the next round.

Sierra Leone

booked their place in the second round with a 1-0 over
Swaziland

in Freetown on Saturday. Skipper Umaru Bangura scored from the penalty spot in the 65th minute to give Sierra Leone a 2-1 aggregate victory.

On Friday,
Mozambique

and
Kenya

became the first teams to reach the final qualifying round after playing their second legs on Friday.

With a 5-0 lead over
South Sudan

from their first encounter, Mozambique were huge favourites to progress. South Sudan, however, managed to salvage some pride at least, by holding their opponents to a 0-0 draw at home.

Kenya made it through after drawing 1-1 away to
Comoros Islands,

giving them a 2-1 win on aggregate.

Benin

are well placed to join them in the final round before the group stage following their 2-0 win away at
Sao Tome.

New
Tanzania

coach Mart Nooij from the Netherlands says the tie with
Zimbabwe

could tilt either way after his team established a 1-0 lead in Dar es Salaam.

An early John Bocco goal separated the Taifa Stars and the Warriors and this tie could be settled by away goals or a penalty shoot-out.

Congo Brazzaville,

who hired widely-travelled French coach Claude le Roy to secure a place at the 2015 finals, must overcome a 1-0 defeat in
Namibia

to reach the third round.

Malawi

coach Young Chimodzi believes a 2-0 lead over
Chad

will suffice to survive in N’Djamena, a city where temperatures can soar above 40 degrees celsius (104 degrees fahrenheit).

Mauritania

arrived in
Equatorial Guinea

with a 1-0 lead and training was delayed as they sought new accommodation after accusing the hosts of treating them like “prisoners of war”.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27634769

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May 31st, 2014

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