2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Tunisia Secure Late Victory, Curtis Davies Shines

Tunisia continued their perfect start in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers with a late 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea. Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane’s penalty secured the victory for the Carthage Eagles, who now sit two points clear at the top of Group H with three wins from three matches.

In other matches on Wednesday, Namibia were held to a draw by Liberia, while former England Under-21 international Curtis Davies scored his first international goal as Sierra Leone beat Djibouti. South Sudan drew with Togo, and Central African Republic claimed a victory over Chad.

With nine guaranteed qualifiers from Africa for the 2026 World Cup, Tunisia’s win puts them in a strong position to secure a spot at the tournament. Equatorial Guinea, who played their first match after being stripped of points for fielding an ineligible player, struggled to create chances without their top scorer Emilio Nsue.

Meanwhile, Davies, now playing for Cheltenham Town, rolled back the years with a goal for Sierra Leone against Djibouti. Togo, looking to qualify for their second World Cup, were held to a draw by South Sudan, while Central African Republic secured a crucial win over Chad.

The qualifiers continue on Thursday with more exciting matches, including Mali facing Ghana in a highly anticipated showdown. Stay tuned for more updates on the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in Africa.