World Cup Qualifiers: Mali advance as Group E leaders, Benin take Group J battle down to the wire

The Eagles kept alive their hopes of playing in their maiden World Cup tournament next year after a dominant win in Kigali

Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo and Nantes striker Kalifa Coulibaly were on target as Mali progressed into the play-off round of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers on Thursday.

The Eagles advanced in style with a 3-0 away victory in Kigali that stretched their Group E lead to 13 points after five matches.

Mali's progress ended Uganda's dreams of making it to Qatar 2022 after they played out a 1-1 draw against Kenya earlier on Thursday.