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Women's Olympic qualifiers wrap: Tanzania, Namibia, Morocco & Congo suffer early exit

01:01 EAT 13/04/2019
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The dreams of playing in Tokyo 2020 Olympic is over for these four nations after they failed to make it past the first round

Malawi booked a place in the second round of the Women's Olympic qualifier after a 3-0 away win at the Estadio do Simpeto in Maputo.

Goals from Sabina Thom, Temwa Chawinga and Tabitha ensured Abel Mkandawire's team earned a 14-1 win on aggregate.

At the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat, Gabon overturned a first-leg two-goal deficit as they secured a shock 2-0 win over Congo in Brazzaville.

The 2020 African Women's Cup of Nations hosts had gained a 2-0 first-leg advantage but failed to consolidate in the reverse fixture, hence their expulsion.

With the two teams tied 2-2 on aggregate, it was the Gabonese that advanced after a 5-3 win on penalties.

In Rabat, Morocco crashed out of the qualifying series after a 2-2 draw with Mali at the Stade Moulay Hassan.

The Moroccans lost the first leg 3-1 but could not put up a clinical home win as they were bounced out 5-3 on aggregate.

Elsewhere, Botswana secured a 2-2 draw against Namibia at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek to seal a place in the second round of the qualifiers.

The Female Zebras were holding a narrow 1-0 first leg lead and managed to force a stalemate to dump out Zenatha Coleman and her Namibian side 3-2 on aggregate.

Tanzania bowed out of the qualifiers on 3-2 aggregate following a 1-0 defeat to DR Congo in Kinshasa.

In Kampala, Loza Abera's solitary effort was all the Ethiopians required to reach the second round after their 1-0 second leg win at Uganda.

The Crested Cranes had hoped to profit from the two away goals in their 3-2 first leg loss to Selam Zeray's ladies in Addis Ababa but wasted the chance, crashing out  4-2 on aggregate.

Debutants Chad crumbled in their first ever international outing, losing 3-2 on aggregate to Algeria after a 1-1 draw at the Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya in N'Djamena.

The second round matches will be played after the Women's World Cup in France, with the first leg billed for August 26 and six days later for the second leg of the ties.


Côte D’Ivoire vs Mali

Malawi vs Kenya

Algeria vs Nigeria

Ethiopia vs Cameroon

DR Congo vs Equatorial Guinea

Gabon vs Ghana

Botswana vs South Africa

Zambia vs Zimbabwe