Egypt 1-0 Senegal
A hard-fought victory for the home side who will travel to Dakar with a one-goal advantage.
Ghana 0-0 Nigeria
An entertaining first leg in Kumasi but it ends goalless. A massive second leg awaits in Abuja!
We are back on for the second 45 in Kumasi and Cairo. Whoever wins from this first leg gets a crucial advantage!
It’s Half-time in Kumasi as well as Cairo. The Pharaohs of Egypt are ahead in Cairo courtesy of an own goal. While the Jollof derby remains a deadlock.
OWN GOAL – Egypt 1-0 Senegal
Saliou puts the ball into his own net! Not a good start for the Teranga Lions of Senegal
We are underway in Ghana as well as Egypt!
GHANA VS NIGERIA
EGYPT VS SENEGAL
The stakes are high as Ghana host Nigeria in the first leg of the World Cup play-off tonight. Both sides had a disappointing time of things in the Africa Cup of Nations at the start of the year, but they could swiftly put that behind them by booking a place in Qatar in November.
Otto Addo is now in interim charge of Ghana, after Milovan Rajevac lost his job following that dismal AFCON campaign that saw the Black Stars finish bottom of their group with just a single point.
For Nigeria, they have an impressive recent record qualifying for the World Cup that they will be desperate to keep that up. They have appeared at six of the last seven tournaments, and certainly have the star quality to extend that run.
The second leg takes place on Tuesday night in Nigeria, so Ghana know that they really need to make the most of home advantage tonight.
A matter of weeks after the dramatic African Cup of Nations final between two of the biggest heavyweights in the African game, Egypt and Senegal will meet again to determine who is granted entry into the 2022 World Cup. Of course, the headline players are Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Mane emerged victorious in Cameroon to finally win his country the AFCON title but Salah certainly appears to have put that behind him if his Premier League form is anything to go by.