By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Central Africa Republic did their qualification places a whole lot of good after beating Tunisia by two goals to nil.
Burkinafaso’s one nil win over Namibia in the same group was enough to see the West African team to the round of 16.
Central Africa Republic scored two first goals to secure their first win of the tournament which was enough to see them through to the next round as second in the group while Tunisia qualify as one of the best third place team.
Alfred Gombe-Fei scored the first for Central African Republic after he controlled the ball well and smashed it into the net as early as the fifth minutes.
Raphael Marc’s 6th minutes screamer outside the box made it two nil for CAR.
Chiheb Labidi scored from the spot to reduce the deficit for Tunisia to end the first half 2-1.
Tunisia came out with more intent in the second half, but it was the Central African Republic who celebrated their win and qualification at the end of the day.
Raphael Marc went home with the man of the match award.
Burkinafaso consolidated on their position in group B after a last gasp goal earned them their second victory.
The Brave Warriors of Namibia were dominant, but failed to make their dominance count against the Etalons Juniors at the end of ninety minutes.
Kouame Botue’s headed the ball into an empty net after a stray of passes by the Burkinababes team which beat the goalkeeper to leave Botue alone with the net.
Steven Damaseb of Namibia was named the man of the match.
Burkinafaso, Tunisia and Central Africa Republic join Cameroon, Uganda quarter final spots a have been ascertained. At the end of today, qualifiers from group C will be know.
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