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Lyon's Morel keen to represent Madagascar

Olympique Lyonnais defender Jeremy Morel has contacted Nicolas Dupuis to offer his services to Madagascar ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, according to the head coach.

The Barea sealed qualification for their first ever AFCON appearance earlier this month as they dispatched Equatorial Guinea home and away to progress from Group A alongside Senegal.

Dupuis has already revealed his desire to tap into the nation's diaspora to bolster their squad ahead of next year's tournament in Cameroon, although...

Madagascar eye diaspora talent to bolster AFCON hopes

Madagascar coach Nicolas Dupuis has revealed his intention to bolster the Barea's squad with diaspora talent ahead of the team's first Africa Cup of Nations campaign.

The East Africans - currently ranked 106th in the world - qualified for their first AFCON tournament on Tuesday when they defeated Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in Antananarivo.

The three points, coupled with a victory against the same opponents in Bata on Saturday, takes Madagascar up to 10 points, mean they qualified for Cameroon alongside...

AFCON qualifying winners and losers

KweséESPN takes a look at the biggest winners and losers after the first four match days of Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifying.


First Qualifiers
There can be no bigger winner than Madagascar, who became the first country to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The homeland of the CAF president did so in record-breaking style -- first, with two full games to spare, and doing so for the first time in their history. Great news for the country, although television commentators...

Madagascar, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal secure AFCON berths

Madagascar qualified for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at home on Tuesday and were later joined by Egypt, Senegal and Tunisia in the 24-team field for next year's expanded finals.

With two nations qualifying from 11 of the 12 four-team groups, Madagascar were always going to have a good chance to make the breakthrough, at their 17th attempt, after starting their Group A campaign with an away win in Sudan last year.

Yet successive 1-0 wins home and away...

Madagascar secure first ever AFCON appearance

Madagascar have qualified for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in Antananarivo on Tuesday to become the first team to join hosts Cameroon in next year's finals.

Victory takes the Barea up to 10 points in Group A after four matches, taking them out of reach of Equatorial Guinea (three points) or pointless Sudan.

The Falcons of Jediane will be eliminated on Tuesday unless they defeat Senegal (seven points) in Khartoum.

Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored the only...