AFCON 2019


Madagascar have qualified for the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time by beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in Vontovorona.

Thailand-based midfielder Njiva Rakotoharimalala, 26, scored the only goal.

They became the first team to qualify for a place in the finals that have now been expanded from 16 teams to 24.

They were later joined by Egypt, Senegal and Tunisia in qualifying for the finals in Cameroon next June/July.

Madagascar's win moved them to 10 points in Group A with two matches left to play.

The games was played in Vontovorona after Madagascar were banned from using the Mahamasina Stadium in Antananarivo for "three matches or three months".

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