Russia 2018 African quaifiers: Second round, second leg matches

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Earlier on Sunday, Uganda, Zambia and Morocco advanced to the group phase of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. They joined Gabon who became the first country to book their place on Saturday.

A penalty from Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie helped the Democratic Republic of Congo edge past Burundi 5-4 on aggregate to reach the group phase of African World Cup qualifying. DR Congo hosted Burundi in Kinshasa on Sunday leading 3-2 from the first leg.

Also on Sunday, Uganda won the second leg of their tie against Togo 3-0 in Kampala to go through 4-0 on aggregate. Uganda Cranes captain Geoffrey Massa gave the hosts an early goal after four minutes from a well delivered cross by Tony Mawejje. Rising star Farouk Miya then scored two quick goals to make sure of the win. His first goal came on 41 minutes with the second on the stroke of half time. For Uganda, the victories were even more satisfying after recent painful defeats to Togo.

Guinea qualified for the group phase with a 2-0 win over Namibia, winning 3-0 overall.
The match was played in neutral Casablanca because Guinea are still not able to host international matches due to the threat of the ebola virus.
Idrissa Sylla scored for Guinea in the 44th minute, with Naby Keita adding a second 10 minutes from time.

Zambia booked their place in the group phase with a win over Sudan, without two key players. But Zambia, leading 1-0 from the first leg, looked comfortable throughout. Lubambo Musonda made it 2-0 overall with Zambia’s opener on 59 minutes. Winston Kalengo, who had scored in Sudan last week, sealed the win with Zambia’s second nine minutes from time to take the tie 3-0 on aggregate.

Morocco lost the second leg of their tie away to Equatorial Guinea in Bata 1-0 but still went through 2-1 on aggregate.

Gabon beat Mozambique 4-3 on penalties following extra time in Libreville after Gabon won 1-0 to level the second-round tie at 1-1 on aggregate.