Meanwhile in Brazzaville, Congo raised their Group I tally to six points, three shy of leaders Senegal, beating Eswatini 2-0 at Stade Alphonse Massamba-Debat.
The first half ended goalless despite seeing the hosts dominating possession in all compartments. Sylvère Ganvoula could have given Congo a deserved lead, but he missed from the spot to deny the hosts a glorious chance.
Ganvoula was once again the man behind Congo’s chances, missing a one on one chance at the hour mark.
But Congo finally scored, and they did so twice in quick succession. Prince Ibara gave the Red Devils the lead after 77 minutes, and four minutes later it became 2-0 when Junior Makiesse doubled Congo’s lead as the Red Devils had their second win of the campaign.
Senegal top the group on nine points, three more than Congo, while Guinea-Bissau and Eswatini follow in that order with three and zero points respectively. Eswatini hosts the Red Devils in the revers fixture next Tuesday.