Lesotho's dream start ends, Bafana Bafana inspire

football11 June 2024 22:30| © Backpage TXT
article image
bafana bafana @gallo images

Despite having an impressive and unexpected start in the CAF 2026 World Cup qualifiers, Lesotho saw their dreams take a reality check as they lost 1-0 to Rwanda on Tuesday in their fourth match of the campaign.

Rwanda are now the leaders of Group C, which includes South Africa, Benin, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. In a twist of events, three teams are now tied with seven points in the group as South Africa and Benin picked up crucial wins on matchday four.

Elsewhere, Kenya held Group F leaders Ivory Coast to a goalless draw at the Bingu National Stadium and Gabon came from behind to claim a 3-2 victory over a strong-willed Gambia.

Tanzania grabbed a shock 1-0 win over Group E favourites Zambia, courtesy of an early goal from Waziri Shentembo in the fifth minute.

The team is now three points behind Group E leaders Morocco who have nine points, the Atlas Lions demolished Congo 6-0 to retain top spot scoring five goals in the first half.

Bafana Bafana grabbed an inspiring 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe in Bloemfontein, where the national team hadn’t played in 14 years. Angola were also in action and played to a 1-1 draw against Cameroon.

Despite the result, Cameroon remain at the top of Group D with eight points while their opponents are placed fourth with a total of six points.

RESULTS: 11 June

Madagascar 0-0 Mali

Kenya 0-0 Ivory Coast

South Sudan 0-3 Sudan

Mauritius 2-1 Eswatini

Chad 0-2 Comoros

Lesotho 0-1 Rwanda

Cape Verde 1-0 Libya

Zambia 0-1 Tanzania

South Africa 3-1 Zimbabwe

Seychelles 1-3 Burundi

Angola 1-1 Cameroon

Gabon 3-2 Gambia

Congo 0-6 Morocco