AFCON 2019: Mali and Morocco qualify for Cameroon


Morocco celebrated after scoring a goal against Cameroon

Morocco qualified for next year's African Cup without kicking the ball on Saturday while Mali won 1-0 in Gabon to advance.

Atlas Lions escaped with the remaining match after South Korea's 2-1 home win against Malawi.

Morocco beat Cameroon 2-0 on Friday in Group B, while Mali got away from Group C.

The Eagles' thin win meant they guaranteed a finish in the top two.

Gabon, meanwhile, must win in Burundi to have the chance to reach the finals but a home win will take East Africa to their first Nations Cup.

Mali boasts 11 points from Group C, while Burundi – who beat South Sudan 5-2 on Friday – has nine, two more than Gabon while South Sudan hasn't won a single point.

Moroccan Milestone

In Casablanca on Friday, Judge Ziyech scored twice to condemn the African champions for their first defeat under Clarence Seedorf.

Mali and Morocco join Egypt, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda in next year's finals.

"Congratulations to the players and staff for this brilliant qualification," tweeted Morocco coach Herve Renard