MADAGASCAR START OFF CAMEROON HUNT WITH HOME VICTORY

Madagascar, one of the surprise packages at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) picked up from where they left on in Egypt as they started their quest for a place in Cameroon 2021 with a 1-0 victory over Ethiopia at home.

 

At a fully packed Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antananarivo, the Barea showed their hunger to qualify for Cameroon with a well-worked performance with virtually the same team that did duty in Egypt.

Rayan Raveloson struck the lone goal in the 18th minute, a lead they jealously guarded to the final whistle against a hard fighting Ethiopian side.

Ethiopia who last qualified for the Cup of Nations in 2013 will now hope for better fortunes at home when they take on giants Ivory Coast on Tuesday while Madagascar will travel to Niger where victory will keep them comfortably in the chase.

– CAF