Inaki Williams scored an injury-time winner to give Ghana a 1-0 victory over Madagascar in their first qualifier for the 2026 Fifa World Cup, as Ivory Coast hit nine goals past Seychelles.
Elsewhere on Friday, Mali, Tunisia, Zambia and Cameroon were among the winners – although Cameroon suffered an injury scare when their Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana went off injured 10 minutes from time.
Africa has a guaranteed nine qualifiers for the 2026 finals in Canada, Mexico and the United States, with all group winners booking a spot at the tournament.
Ghana leave it late
The Black Stars looked like they would be frustrated in Kumasi, with Melvin Adrien inspired in the Malagasy goal, until…