The five teams that would be flying the African flag at the World Cup 2022 tournament have been determined after the last international break and they are African champions Senegal, Ghana, Morocco, Tunisia and Cameroon.
Senegal booked their place at the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar after seeing off Egypt on penalties. In the first leg, Senegal lost 1-0 in Egypt courtesy the own goal from Saliou Ciss at the start of the gamewith the lone goal coming in the fourth minute. Hosts Senegal were able to cancel the first leg deficit as early as the third minute of the second leg through the goal from Boulaye Dia. The 1-1 aggregate scoreline between Egypt and home team Senegal remained over the course of extra time thus leading to penalty shootout. Senegal then won 3-1 on penalties to seal their place in Qatar with Liverpool star Sadio Mane netting the winning spot kick for the reigning African champions.
Ghana were able to see off West African rivals over two legs thanks to the away goals rule after the two teams shared a 1-1 draw. The first leg in Ghana ended in a goalless draw before the penalty from Watford defender William Troost-Ekong for hosts Nigeria cancelled out the opener from Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey for the Ghanaians in the second leg. Four-time African champions Ghana were able to seal their place at the World Cup 2022 tournament thanks to the away goal from Partey.
Algeria and Cameroon were involved in a controversial tie especially in the second leg in Algeria which ended in a 2-1 win for the Cameroonians at the end of extra time. The first leg ended in a 1-0 win for the Algerians away from home and the second leg had to go into extra time after regulation time also ended in a 1-0 win for the away team (Cameroon). In the end, the Cameroonians qualified for Qatar 2022 via the away goals rule.
Tunisia and Morocco are the other African teams for Qatar 2022 after their respective wins over Mali and Congo DR over two legs. Tunisia beat Mali 1-0 on aggregate, while Morocco beat Congo DR 5-2 on aggregate.