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2022 WCQ: Senegal become first team to qualify for play-offs

Senegal have become the first country to qualify for the play-offs of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Africa following a 3-1 over Namibia on Tuesday.

Famara Diedhou scored a hat-trick on 22, 51 and 84 minutes while Peter Shalulile scored Namibia’s consolation goal.

With two matches to spare the Teranga Lions have now secured the top spot with 12 points, 8 ahead of their closest rivals Namibia.

They managed to win their first four games easily as they defeated Togo (2-0) in the first round, and Congo (3-1) in the second round, then smashed Namibia in the third and fourth rounds (4-1), (3-1).

Also on Tuesday Ghana took a step closer to qualify for the playoffs as they defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 courtesey to a goal from Thomas Partey, reaching the ninth point in group G which also has South Africa who have seven points, Ethiopia three points, and Zimbabwe the bottom of the group with a solo point.

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