Underdogs eager to upset African giants

Kampala. Continental body Caf’s resolution to grow the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) from 16 to 24 teams leaves success rate in the ongoing qualification process at 50 percent.
Half of the 48 teams (47 if Sierra Leone is thrown out) will be at the 32nd Afcon edition in Cameroon, mathematics that the minnows welcome with open arms.
After two Match Days, no team has peeled away across the 12 groups of four each. Actually, the race has unexpectedly been tight for instance in Group F where each of the four teams Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Sierra Leone had won one and lost one apiece. Only four teams; Mali, Guinea, Mauritania and Tunisia carried maximum points heading the marathon spell of qualifiers that begun early this week.
Bar 2004 Afcon winners Tunisia and 1976 runners-up…

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