Chad shock Egypt, Algeria draw

2015-11-14 21:03
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Johannesburg - Chad shocked Egypt 1-0 and Algeria came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Tanzania Saturday in African 2018 World Cup first-leg qualifiers.

Congo Brazzaville won 4-3 in Ethiopia and Botswana used home advantage to beat Mali 2-1 in a game that completed the 20 first-leg fixtures in the second round of qualifying for Russia.

The Chadians triumphed in N'Djamena two months after suffering a 5-1 Africa Cup of Nations drubbing from the Egyptians at the same ground.

Tunisia-based captain Ezechiel N'Douassel won the match with a flying header past Ahmed El Shenaway on 73 minutes at Stade Idriss Mahamat Ouya.

Forced to defend for much of the opening half against twice World Cup qualifiers Egypt, the home side took control after the break and the goal rewarded constant pressure.

The return match is scheduled for Tuesday at the Borg El Arab Stadium on the outskirts of Mediterranean city Alexandria.

Islam Slimani struck twice within four minutes midway through the second half for four-time qualifiers Algeria, who are 109 places above Tanzania on the world rankings.

It was the second dramatic comeback in as many days in East Africa by a highly-ranked visiting team with Senegal coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 in Madagascar.

Saturday's results

At Addis Ababa

Ethiopia 3 (Gibeto 41, Fekadu 82, Bekele 90+1) Congo Brazzaville 4 (Bifouma 43, Nguessi 63, Ndinga 75, Binguila 81)

At Dar es Salaam

Tanzania 2 (Maguri 43, Samatta 55) Algeria 2 (Slimani 72, 75)

At N'Djamena

Chad 1 (N'Douassel 73) Egypt 0

At Francistown, Botswana

Botswana 2 (Gadibolae 14, Mogorosi 23) Mali 1 (Sow 56)

Played Friday

At Antananarivo

Madagascar 2 (Andriatsima 27, Rakotoharimalala 59) Senegal 2 (Diouf 71, Mane 81)

At Mitsamiouli, Comoros

Comoros 0 Ghana 0

At Nairobi

Kenya 1 (Olunga 9) Cape Verde 0

At Sfax, Tunisia

Libya 1 (Saleh 48-pen) Rwanda 0

Note: post-Moamer Kadhafi-era violence prevented fixture being staged in Libya

At Benguela, Angola

Angola 1 (Gelson 2) South Africa 3 (Rantie 14, Gabuza 20, Jali 82-pen)

At Niamey

Niger 0 Cameroon 3 (M'bia 36, Aboubakar 39, Salli 40)

At Monrovia

Liberia 0 Ivory Coast 1 (Cyriac 44)

At Nouakchott

Mauritania 1 (N'Diaye 22) Tunisia 2 (Khazri 62, Chikhaoui 68)

At Lobamba, Swaziland

Swaziland 0 Nigeria 0

Second legs: Nov 14, 15, 17


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