Liberia and Eswatini post away wins

Edwin  - CEO March 20, 2024
Updated 2024/03/21 at 4:12 PM
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 Take control of TotalEnergies CAF AFCON preliminary ties


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Liberia and Eswatini took commanding leads in their respective TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2025, preliminary round ties after claiming impressive away victories on Wednesday.

Liberia captain Murphy Dorley scored one of two first-half goals as the Lone Stars defeated hosts Djibouti 2-0 in the opening leg in  Marrakech.

Mohammed Sangare broke the deadlock from the penalty spot on 23 minutes before Dorley coolly slotted home Sebastian Teclar’s cross 12 minutes later.

Djibouti struggled to lay a glove on their more illustrious opponents as the Lone Star side kept them at bay to take two away goals into next week’s second leg in Monrovia.

Eswatini also celebrated after demolishing Somalia 3-0 in the Moroccan city of El Jadida to put one foot in the group-stage qualifiers.


Striker Sabelo Ndzinisa was the hero, netting twice on either side of Felicio Figuareido’s 40th-minute opener for the visitors.

Somalia now faces an uphill battle to qualify when they travel to the Mbombela Stadium in the South African city of Nelspruit for the return on March 26th.

The opening leg victories give Liberia and Eswatini a huge advantage heading into the second leg. They are targeting a place in the group stage on the road to next year’s finals in Morocco.


Back from the locker room, Somalia still couldn’t play its game.


Worse, Eswatini widened the gap with Ginindza, who scored his double of the evening in the 56th minute. 3-0, the score remained unchanged on the scoreboard until the final whistle.

Victory for Eswatini will still have to perform in the return leg to ensure its qualification for the qualifiers.


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