World Cup 2026 (Q): Senegal Cameroon and Mauritania draw as Ghana fall to Comoros
The rest of Day 2 of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers saw a number of draws. Senegal, Mauritania, Cameroon and Angola were held to a draw. Ghana had a tough time of it, losing to the Comoros.
Senegal fail in Togo
Togo’s unbeaten run against Senegal in Lomé continues. The Sparrowhawks drew with the Lions of Teranga (0-0) on November 21, day 2 of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Senegal, however, tried to impose their game by attacking from the front. However, Aliou Cissé’s men came up against a compact Togolese block, conceding even the most dangerous chances in the first half.
Édouard Mendy was saved by the crossbar before being forced to intervene with a low shot. The Togolese even had a great chance late on.Sadio Mané, a lively performer in this match, was unable to find a way through, allowing his team to walk away with the 3 points. Nicolas Jackson, Lamine Camara and Pathé Ciss also came on for the second half. Senegal remain group leaders on 4 points and goal difference with Sudan. Togo are 4th with 2 points.
Ghana’s disappointment in Madagascar
After their victory over Madagascar (1-0) on the first day, Ghana lost to the Comoros (1-0) on Tuesday November 21. The Black Stars, who have been criticized lately, were crucified by Myziane Maolida just before half-time (43rd). Mohammed Kudus and Ernest Nuamah, two players in demand at club level at the start of the season, came on in the second half but were unable to save their team.
This was Ghana’s 3rd defeat in their last 4 matches. A bad operation for Chris Hughton, who is increasingly being called into question. The Black Stars thus find themselves 4th with 3 points behind Madagascar, Mali and the Comoros in these 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
Cameroon held by Libya
The Indomitable Lions drew with Libya (1-1). Olivier Ntcham gave the Cameroonians the lead from the penalty spot in the 34th minute. However, this advantage only lasted a few minutes.The Libyans equalized before going into the break through Abdulmunem Aleiyan (43rd).Cameroon nevertheless maintained their lead on goal difference (+4) with 4 points. Libya are in 3rd place, also with 4 points (+2) after two days of qualification for the 2026 World Cup.
Mauritania still not off the ground
Beaten at home by DR Congo (0-2), Mauritania took on South Sudan at the Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade in Diamniadio, Senegal, on Tuesday November 21, in a bid to get back on track. However, the Mourabitounes failed to do so on Day 2 of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.They were held to a 0-0 draw by the South Sudanese. Mauritania thus find themselves in 5th place with one point in a group comprising Senegal, DRC, Sudan and Togo.