- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) - Cameroon became the third team to qualify for next year’s African Cup of Nations after Edgar Salli’s long-range winner beat Mauritania 1-0 on Friday.

Salli hit his shot into the top corner in the 29th minute to lead four-time champion Cameroon to the finals in Gabon, and dent Mauritania’s hopes of a first appearance at the continental championship. Mauritania could still qualify as one of the two best second-place teams from the 13 qualifying groups.

Cameroon joined Morocco and Algeria, who had already qualified. Gabon has a place as host.

Also, Tunisia won in Djibouti 3-0 to go top of Group A, a point ahead of Liberia, which plays Togo on Sunday. Morocco drew with Libya 1-1 in Tripoli, with Libya equalizing in injury time through Sanad Ouerfeli.

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