Mane injured as Senegal draw, Mali qualify for final round
Liverpool star Sadio Hair suffered an injury that required him to be replaced by Senegal 27 minutes into a World Cup qualifier versus Togo that ended up 1-1 on Thursday.
The 29-year-old forward fell awkwardly after clashing with a protector as he looked for to head the ball and needed to be changed after sustaining a presumed rib or hip injury.
Senegal, who had actually currently won Group H and reached the last removal phase in Africa, took a point in Lome by means of an added-time objective from Habib Diallo after a Pape Cisse own objective put Togo ahead right before half-time.
A Senegalese authorities informed AFP that Hair would return on Friday to Premier League title competitors Liverpool, whose next component is at house to Toolbox on November 20.
The Hair injury eclipsed the other 7 matchday 5 qualifiers in which Mali ended up being the 3rd nation to reach the 3rd round after a 3-0 away win over 10-man Rwanda in Group E.
Rwanda had Djihad Bizimana red-carded after just 8 minutes for a nasty as the last protector and Mali took complete benefit to net two times within a minute.
Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo struck an outstanding opener with a low shot from outside package on 19 minutes and Ibrahima Kone then notched his 5th objective of the certifying project.
Kalifa Coulibaly finished the thrashing on 88 minutes and success provided Mali an undisputable four-point benefit over Uganda, who were remarkably held 1-1 in your home by Kenya.
– Kenya goalkeeper oversights –
Captain Michael Olunga provided Kenya a 61st-minute lead they kept up until an oversight by goalkeeper Brian Bwire talented Ugandan Fahad Bayo a late equaliser in Entebbe.
South Africa, the 2010 World Cup hosts, extended their Group G result in 3 points by edging Zimbabwe 1-0 in Johannesburg after competitors Ghana might just draw 1-1 with Ethiopia a couple of kilometres away in Soweto.
A Teboho Mokoena header off a pin-point Keagan Dolly cross on 26 minutes provided unimpressive South Africa success over their northern neighbours.
Required to host the qualifier in Soweto since they do not have an international-standard arena, Ethiopia fell back on 22 minutes when Andre Ayew scored direct from a free-kick.
However in a match where both captains scored, Getaneh Kebede levelled on 72 minutes with a close-range shot past goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott.
Regardless of the problem, three-time World Cup qualifiers Ghana will surpass South Africa if they win a top-of-the-table clash in Cape Coast on Sunday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo thrived 3-0 away to Tanzania in Group J to rise back into contention for top place.
They route Benin by 2 points, however will delight in house benefit when the sides clash in the last round on Sunday with the Congolese requiring optimum indicate advance.
Mali, Group I winners Morocco and Senegal have actually protected locations in the last round, which will include 5 two-leg ties next March with the winners getting approved for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Triumph for a Mohamed Salah-captained Egypt in Angola on Friday will provide an uncatchable lead in Group F, which likewise consists of Libya and Gabon.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.