As football fans across the globe await the return of club football, attention has been switched to international competition as countries are determined to make a mark in world football.
Africa as a continent has not been left out of the competition as the Nations Cup Qualifier has been played at the various stadiums across the continent.
The third matches of the qualifiers have seen some shocking results with the recent one being between Nigeria and Sierra Leone which ended in a 4-4 draw.
As fans and lovers of good football await another epic battle between top teams, we’ve brought you some notable games you should be eyeing.
Zimbabwe vs Algeria
Africa champion, Algeria has not been shy in showing the continent why they emerged winner at the last Nations Cup as they’ve been putting up some impressive performance against top teams.
However, a tie against Zimbabwe is one they will be wary of due to the threat The Warriors possess on their home ground.
It promises to be a good match but Algeria should be winning by a slim margin.
Prediction: Zimbabwe 0 – Algeria 2
Mozambique vs Cameroon
Five-time AFCON champions, Cameroon will be eager to win the title they won last in 2017 by beating Mozambique at home to secure a place at the competition.
Boasting the likes of Bayern Munich striker, Maxim Choupo-Moting, the Indomitable Lions will be too much for the Mozambique to handle and thus victory is certain.
Prediction: Mozambique 1 – Cameroon 3
Botswana vs Zambia
Zambia might have failed to replicate the form that saw them win the 2012 AFCON ahead of Ivory Coast but the Chipolopolo are still a force to reckon with in Africa football.
Botswana on their part have been putting off some impressive performance in the past few days and it won’t be a surprise if they come up with a shocker. A draw is likely to occur at the end of the game.
Botswana 1 – Zambia 1