Three second-round group matches of the African qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup were played on Sunday across various venues.

10-man Egypt had to dig deep to pull a late equalizer away against Gabon while Namibia pipped pointless Togo in Lome, Rwanda also came from behind to draw against Kenya at home.

Gabon 1-1 Egypt

Pyramids defender Omar Gaber was sent off in the 71st minute of the game, Gabon then took the lead almost immediately through Jim Allevinah at the Stade de Franceville.

The Clermont midfielder stabbed home after some good exchange of passes in the Egyptian box in the 73rd minute.

The Pharaohs probed and got the leveler in the 90th minute when substitute Mohamed Mostafa got the ball into the back of the net on a second try.

In the interim, Egypt leads Group F with 4 points as Angola hosts Libya, who has 3 points, on Tuesday.

Togo 0-1 Namibia

A 53rd minute Elmo Kambindu overhead strike was what settled the game at the Stade de Kégué in Lome.

It means the Hawks have no point from their first two games while Namibia gathered 4 points and lead Group H temporarily as Senegal travel to Congo for the other group game.

Rwanda 1-1 Kenya

Abdul Rwatubyaye’s 20th minute effort for Rwanda cancelled out Harambee Stars’ captain Michael Olunga’s near-post finish at the Stade Régional Nyamirambo in Rwanda.

Mali leads Group E with 3 points with their second game coming up against Uganda while Kenya has 2 points after drawing against the Cranes in round one.

Rwanda is bottom after 2 games with 1 point.


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