By Ian Zvoma
THE five countries that will represent Africa at the FIFA World Cup set for Qatar at the end of the year have been confirmed with African Champions, Senegal being joined by Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco and Tunisia.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored the winning penalty in a 3-1 shootout victory to send Senegal to the 2022 World Cup after his Reds team-mate Mohamed Salah missed his spot-kick for Egypt.
The match was decided by penalties after the second leg of the play-off tie in Senegal ended 1-0 in favour of the Lions of Teranga and 1-1 on aggregate after extra time.
Ghana qualified after a one-all draw with Nigeria saw the Black Stars overcome the Super Eagles on away goals in Abuja.
Cameroon qualified for an African record eighth World Cup after a dramatic finale in Algeria which saw the Indomitable Lions beating the hosts 2-1 to go through on away goals.
Tunisia made it back-to-back World Cup appearances after a goalless draw in Tunis saw off Mali one-nil on aggregate, while Morocco dismantled the Democratic Republic of Congo 4-1 to go through courtesy of a 5-2 aggregate victory.