Mali and Congo gain first leg advantage in 2020 Olympic Women’s Qualifiers

At the Mamadou Konate Stadium in Mali, the hosts beat the Moroccan ladies in Bamako 3-1.

The first legs of the first round of Africa’s qualifiers for the 2020 Women’s Olympic Tournament saw Mali and Congo take full advantage.

At the Mamadou Konate Stadium in Mali, the hosts beat the Moroccan ladies in Bamako 3-1. Goals from Salimata Diarra (3’), Aissata Traore (10’), and Diarra with her brace (53’).

The Moroccans got a consolatory goal by Najat Badri (54’), but the game ended 3-1 in favor of Mali. Mali will have to travel to Rabat for the return match for the right to get to the next round.

Congo also got an advantage with their 2-0 victory over Gabon. The Panthers crumbled in front of their home support at the Augustin-Monedan Stadium in Sibang. Mahouma scored from the spot and another goal from Charmelle Moundzeli saw the Congolese ladies will take a two goal advantage to the second leg.

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Ethiopia also got victory at home over Uganda 3-2

Malawi will take on Mozambique and Algeria against Chad today. Tomorrow will see Tanzania against DRC and Botswana versus Namibia

Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire have already qualified for the next round following the withdrawal of their opponents.

The second round will see the inclusion of Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa into the competition.

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