Even with two matches to spare, Madagascar have emerged as the first country to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

This is the first time ever that the home country of the CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad will be making it to the AFCON tournament.

 Madagascar national team popularly referred to as Berea were in Group A alongside Senegal, Equatorial Guinea and Sudan.

They have so far won three games out of four and are closely followed by African football powerhouse Senegal.

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Madagascar achieved unarguably the brightest moment in their footballing life after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 on Tuesday, to qualify for next year’s final tournament with two matches to spare.

Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored the only goal on 42 minutes at the encounter held at the CNAPS Stadium in Vontovoronoa, near the capital Antananarivo.

The victory saw ‘Barea’ as Madagascar are nicknamed move to 10 points in Group A, four more than Senegal who face Sudan later in Khartoum.


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