Benin and Guinea-Bissau went top of their respective groups C and E following crucial wins both registered in their Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaigns.

Guinea-Bissau leaped Congo and Zambia to claim top spot with a 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win in Kenya on Sunday as Benin thrashed South Sudan 4-1.

Congo, Zambia drew 1-1 handing the mantle to Guinea-Bissau through Victor Wanyama but later found the back of the net in the 81st minute.

In Group G, Chad announced their withdrawal from qualifying on Sunday which meant a huge blow to Nigeria’s chances of making it.

Egypt is two points clear heading into the final two fixtures and only one team is now meant to qualify from the pool.

Meanwhile Mozambique checked Ghana’s momentum by holding the Group H leaders to a goalless draw.

Avram Grant’s men came into the fixture in Maputo having won their opening three matches, including a 3-1 victory over the same opponents in Accra.

Comoros lost 2-1 after initially grabbing the lead. They had just earned their first competitive win against Botswana, a match that ended 1-0 on Thursday.

Burkina Faso replaced Uganda at the top of  Group D thanks to Jonathan Pitroipa’s penalty as Mauritius shocked Rwanda 1-0.

Bafana Bafana who were without a win settled for a 2-2 draw with Cameroon in Group M while Cape Verde lost 1-0 at home to Morocco, Herve Renard winning his first game in charge.

In Group B, Democratic Republic of Congo edged Angola 2-1 at home. Senegal maintained their 100 per cent record by beating Niger 2-0 while claimed a 3-1 victory at Burundi.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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