The match between Sudan and Guinea which takes place on Wednesday will kick-off game week 3 of the FIFA World Cup African qualifiers. As we already know there is no room for second place as only the winners of each group qualify for the final round in March. Having said that, here are the top 3 African nations that will be in danger of not reaching the third round if they fail to win in game week 3.
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Salah's national team is currently second with 4 points in Group F after their first 2 matches ended in a 1-0 win against Angola and a 1-1 draw with Gabon. Their next match is against Libya who is currently topping the group after winning their first 2 matches. Egypt cannot afford to lose the match as Libya will lead them by 5 points if it happens. They cannot afford to draw either as they are playing at home. It is always more difficult to win away from home so it's now or never for Salah and Egypt.
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Choupo-Moting's national team is currently 2nd with 3 points in Group D after beating Malawi 2-0 and losing 2-1 to Ivory Coast. Their next match is at home against struggling Mozambique. That match which takes place on Friday is a must-win for The Indomitable Lions as Ivory Coast who are top of the group with 4 points could stumble against Malawi who is still in a good position to qualify. On the other hand, if the Ivory Coast win and Cameroon do not, it could open up a 3 or 4 points gap depending on Cameroon's result.
3) Ghana - most popular player Thomas Partey (Arsenal)
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Like the two nations mentioned earlier, Partey's national team (Ghana) is in a must-win situation when they play Zimbabwe on Saturday. The Black Stars are 2nd with 3 points in Group G after winning Ethiopia and losing to South Africa who is currently top of the group. They have beat Zimbabwe to keep either up with South Africa or overtake them if they fail to win. Failing to win might mean the end of Ghana's World Cup dreams.
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