The race for the 2017 African cup of Nations to be staged in Gabon entered day two of the second round of matches across the continent.
Mauritius added more misery to Mozambique sending them to the bottom of Group H with a Louis Pithia 52nd minute goal.The win however lifts the island nation to the third position with same points as Rwanda who lost 0-1 at home to Ghana.
In group L,draws engulfed the four competing teams with Swaziland holding visiting Malawi to a dramatic 2-2 draw in Mbabane.
Gerald Phiri put the visitors ahead in the 15th minute before Limbikani Mzava’s own goal restored parity for the hosts two minutes later.
Chiukepo Msowoya put the flames ahead on resumption but Sifiso Mabila cancelled the lead for a 2-2 draw.
In Harare,Ibrahim Traore scored early in the 3rd minute for Guinea but Knowledge Musona drew matters even as Zimbabwe held Guinea to a 1-1 draw
The results means Swaziland who beat Guinea in round one and Zimbabwe who beat Malawi earlier top the Group with 4 points apiece as Malawi and Guinea settle on a point each.
El Arbi Hilal Soudani scored a brace to help Algeria down Lesotho 1-3 away in Maseru.Faouzi Ghoulam had put the visitors ahead in the 38th minute but Ralekoti Mokhahlane restored parity only for Arbi to score two quick goals in the 85th and 90th minutes for maximum points.
Algeria now tops group J followed by Ethoipia who held Seychelles away in Victoria.Seychelles are last on a point.
In Group B,central African Republic beat DRC 2-0 .Angola are top of the group after a goalless draw with Madagascar yesterday.
Matches currently underway in Group G where Egypt are leading Chad 1-5 away while its all level between Benin and Mali and the match between Sierra leone against Ivory Coast.
Zambia join congo on top of Group E after beating Kenya 1-2 in nairobi with Winston Kalengo cancelling Michael Olunga’s opener only for Collins Mbesuma to score the winner.Congo had earlier yesterday silenced Guinea Bissau 2-4 in Bissau
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