The Ivory Coast continued their successful run in the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 victory over the Gambia on Monday, making them one of five countries to achieve away wins in group matches. Their goals from Christian Kouame and Seko Fofana sealed the win in Dar-es-Salaam, where Gambia hosted the game due to unfit stadia.
Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, and Madagascar also secured victories on the road. The Ivory Coast now leads Group F alongside Gabon, both teams level on six points. Kenya moved into third place on three points after their impressive 5-0 win over the Seychelles, with Abidjan hosting the game due to home stadiums being deemed unfit for international matches.
In Tuesday’s qualifying matches, Morocco will visit Tanzania in Dar-es-Salaam as part of Group E. In Group A, Burkina Faso will face Senegal at home while Egypt will travel to Tunisia. In Group C, Algeria will host Mali and Niger while Nigeria will visit Cameroon. In Group D, Ghana will take on Uganda at home while Equatorial Guinea will travel to Madagascar.