WCQ: Mauritania Shutter S.Sudan’s Dreams, Burundi Progresses

Four goals from Ismail Diakite, what is ed decease Moussa Samba Moussa, Boubacar Beyguili and Moulaye Khalil ensured Mauritania ended South Sudan’s dreams of reaching the first ever Worldcup qualifying stage in their debut year. The loss was the first for South Sudan in a Fifa competition.

The East Africans had put their hopes high after clinging to a one all draw in Juba barely a week ago. Mauritania goes through with a 5-1 aggregate and is set to play North African giants Tunisia for a chance to play in the group qualifying phase.

In the other game, Mamelodi Sundowns’ Fiston Abdulrazack grabbed a brace as Burundi defeated Sychelles 2-0 in Bujumbura. Burundi takes on neighbors DR Congo in the next stage.

The two legged-fixtures will be played between Monday 9th and Tuesday 17th November 2015 with overall winners progressing to the group qualifying stages.  The top teams in the groups get an automatic spot in the 2018 Russia Worldcup.

Selected World cup qualifying fixtures for Cecafa countries;

Ethiopia v Congo Brazzaville

Burundi v Democratic Republic of Congo

Kenya v Cape Verde

Tanzania v Algeria

Libya v Rwanda

Togo v Uganda


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