Igor Vetokele and Angola seal Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Igor Vetokele’s Angola have qualified for their eighth Africa Cup of Nations after they beat Botswana 1-0 on Friday.

A goal from Wilson Eduardo meant that they finished top of Group I. Vetokele started the match but was subbed off in the 56th minute, as he earned his sixth international cap.

Lyle Taylor captained Montserrat to a 2-1 victory over the Cayman Islands in a CONCACAF Nations League Qualifier.

The win meant that Montserrat finished 11th out of 34 nations and missed out on qualifying for their first ever Gold Cup by just one place. 

There may still be some hope for Montserrat, though. The Cayman Islands may have fielded an illegible player as defender Joshewa Frederick was reportedly booked against Jamaica and Saint Lucia earlier in qualifying. 

If they are found guilty, the result could be changed to 3-0, which would put Montserrat and El Salvador on the exact same points, goals for and goals against.

Josh Parker did not play for Antigua and Barbuda as they beat Curaçao 2-1 in CONCACAF Nations League qualifying. Carl Osbourne and Junior Benjamin put the hosts two goals up before Curaçao midfielder Gervane Kastaneer pulled one back.

The win had no bearing on Antigua’s overall chances of qualifying for the Gold Cup, as they finished 18th out of 34 teams, missing out by three points. They, like Montserrat, have qualified for League B in the Nations League.

Midfielder Josh Cullen was on the bench for Republic of Ireland’s 1-0 win over Gibraltar. Jeff Hendrick scored the winner as the away side moved to second in their Euro 2020 qualifying group. Switzerland top the group after they beat Georgia 2-0.

Georgia are Mick McCarthy’s side’s next opponents, as Ireland host them on Tuesday night. If he plays, Cullen will become the seventh player to wear a Charlton shirt and represent the Boys in Green.

Chris Maxwell’s Wales beat Slovakia on Sunday, in what was Ryan Giggs’ first UEFA European qualifier as manager. The Dragons won the match 1-0 after Swansea City’s Daniel James scored his first international goal from 20 yards.

That win means that Wales sit second in Group E after playing one match. Their next game will be against World Cup runner up’s Croatia in just under three months’ time.

Midfielder Jonny Williams was in the BBC Wales studio, as he was a pundit for game’s highlights package.

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Article by Brandon Prangell

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