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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 September 2007, 12:13 GMT 13:13 UK
Clockwatch: Africa Nations Cup qualifiers
Nations Cup

Follow all the action as it happens from the final round of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Times for all matches are in GMT.

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RESULT: Burundi 0-0 Egypt, Group TWO
RESULT: Sudan 3-2 Tunisia, Group FOUR
RESULT: Mauritius 1-1 Seychelles, Group FOUR
RESULT: Equatorial Guinea 1-0 Cameroon, Group FIVE
RESULT: Swaziland 0-0 Eritrea, Group SIX
RESULT: Gambia 2-1 Algeria, Group EIGHT
RESULT: Guinea 4-0 Cape Verde Islands, Group EIGHT
RESULT: South Africa 1-3 Zambia, Group ELEVEN
RESULT: Chad1-1 Congo, Group ELEVEN
RESULT: Zimbabwe3-1 Malawi, Group TWELVE


1910: With Algeria losing out on one of the place reserved for the best three runners-up slots for the tournament in Ghana, South Africa have qualified for the Nations Cup despite losing 3-1 to Zambia earlier in the day.

1856: FULL TIME! Gambia 2-1 Algeria Algeria's hopes of picking up one of the best three runners-up slots for the tournament in Ghana has evaporated with this defeat in Gambia.

1854: FULL TIME! Guinea 4-0 Cape Verde Island Guinea seal their place at the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana. They finish top of Group Eight with eleven points.

1852: GOAL! Gambia 2-1 Algeria Diatta has surely sealed the win for Gambia here with a beautiful strike from the edge of the box. This has certainly ended Algeria's hopes of playing at next year's tournament in Ghana.

1849: It was striker Diatta who got the equaliser for Gambia after taking advantage of a defensive slip-up.

1847: GOAL! Gambia 1-1 Algeria Gambia are back on level terms. It is not clear to scored the goal but Algeria's hopes of picking up one of the best three runners-up slots for the tournament in Ghana is hanging by a thread.

1834: Cape Verde striker fails to convert the penalty as the Guinea keeper makes a save to keep the score 4-0.

1832: Cape Verde get a chance to salvage some image. A penalty is awarded to the visitors after an infringement in the box.

1826: Guinea seem to have relaxed after getting four goals in the first half. The Cape Verdian are trying to salvage some image by pushing more men forward but they are unable to get behind the Guinean defence.

1817: GOAL! Gambia 0-1 Algeria Algeria have taken the lead through Rafik Saifi in the game in Banjul.

1810: Latest news from Khartoum indicates that Sudan are 1-0 up against Tunisia in the battle to determine who finishes top of Group Four.

1806: Second half of the game in Conakry is underway.

1749: HALF TIME! Guinea 4-0 Cape Verde Island The referee's whistle goes for half time with Guinea in firm control.

1747: GOAL! Guinea 4-0 Cape Verde Guinea are walking all over Cape Verde as France-based Ishmael Bangoura scores his first goal of the day after a one-two with Feindonou. Surely the Cape Verdians have lost the plot after failing to organise their defenders.

1739: GOAL! Guinea 3-0 Cape Verde Another defender keeps Guinea on course for a Nations Cup place. Ibrahima Sory Camara scores after beating two defenders to send the ball beyond the keeper.

1732: GOAL! Guinea 2-0 Cape Verde Guinea defender Mohammed Cisse extends his country's lead with a beautiful goal to send the home fans into delirium. Cisse's long-range strike hit the post before scoring after a one-two with Feindonou.

1726: The game between Gambia and Algeria is underway in Banjul and after some 25 minutes of action it is still goalless.

1719: GOAL! Guinea 1-0 Cape Verde Feindonou picks up the ball and sends the Cape Verde keeper the wrong way to give the home side the lead.

1718: The referee awards a penalty to Guinea after the referee spotting an infringement in the box. It looks like Fode Mansaray was the one who was brought down.

1709: Guinea are dominating the early exchanges in this game and they look determined to pick up all the three points with the way they are attacking. Pascal Feindonou is leading the Guinea attack and is proving a handful for the defence of the visitors

1700: The match between Guinea and Cape Verde in Group Eight is just about to start in Conakry. The referee blows the whistle and Cape Verde get the match underway.

1526: FULL TIME! Burundi 0-0 Egypt The referee whistle goes for the end of the game in Bujumbura. The African champions were hoping for a win to seal their place at the tournament in Ghana but they have been frustrated by a formidable Burundi side. This leaves the group wide open with Egypt, Botswana and Burundi still with a chance of qualifying. Egypt host Botswana in October while Burundi travel to play Mauritania.

1524: Burundi's David Mutiba tries a last ditch effort to win the day for his country but shot is saved.

1520: Egypt are pressing hard for a goal. Mido tries a shot from outside the box but his effort is well saved by Burundi's keeper.

1514: FULL TIME! South Africa 1-3 Zambia The whistle goes for full time and Zambia get Group Eleven's automatic ticket to the next year's African Cup of Nations in Ghana. Chipolopolo have eleven points same as South Africa but the Zambians win the group thanks to their better head-to-head record. It was a poor performance for the hosts of the 2010 World Cup but they still have a chance to pick up one of the best three runners-up slots for the tournament in Ghana.

1511: Another substitution in the game in Cape Town but this time for Zambia as Collins Mbesuma makes way for Kampampa Chintu.

1506: With seven minutes of play left, South Africa are keen on sending more men forward. Bafana Bafana make their third substitution of the game as Siyabonga Nkosi replaces Pienaar. This is their final substitution for the game.

1504: Burundi are taking advantage of their numerical strength in the game in Bujumbura but they are finding it difficult to penetrate the defence of the Egyptians.

1458: Chansa has played well for Zambia this afternoon and his absence is a major cause for concern for his coach.

1454: Zambia are down to ten men as Isaac Chansa is sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the game. There is a hold up here as some of players from both sides are engaged in some exchange of words.

1452: There is a substitution for South Africa as Delron Buckley makes way for Thembinkosi Fanteni.

1451:The Zambians are getting physical and as Joseph Mosunda is cautioned by the referee for a foul in Teko Modise.

1445:Zambia are keen to win this game and Mulenga makes an attempt at the South African goalkeeper but his effort goes inches wide.

1443: Egypt are in real trouble here as one of their players is sent off. It is not clear what happened but the referee did not hesitate in showing the red card.

1438: Second half gets underway in Bujumbura with Egypt showing some determination to seal their Nations Cup place with a win. The African champions are moving more men forward as they look to break the deadlock.

1432: Another chance for South Africa to get another goal but Buckley's effort is stopped by Mweney.

1427: GOAL! South Africa 1-3 Zambia Blackburn striker McCarthy pulls one back for the home side. McCarthy eluded the Zambian defenders to head home a cross from Surprise Moriri. Bafana Bafana look to have found their rhythm since the start of the second half.

1422: Zambia get the second half underway in Cape Town and their fans at the Newlands Stadium are singing hoping that they can produce a similar performance in the second half.

1420: HALF TIME! Burundi 0-0 Egypt The whistle goes for half time in the game in Kigali.

1410: HALF TIME! South Africa 0-3 Zambia The referee blows for half time with Zambia leading 3-0.

1410: Isaac Chansa goes into the referee's book for a challenge on Modiese

1409: Modise, who just came on for Zothwane, is also struggling to control the midfield as he is dispossessed by the Zambians

1408: Substitution and South African's Zothwane, who has been unable to control the midfield, is being replaced by Teko Modise.

1358: Mohammed Abou Traika tries a long range effort but his shot narrowly misses the target.

1353: South Africa are panicking under pressure from the home fans. Sibaya's long range effort goes off target and it is South Africa's first attempt as goal since the game started.

1344: African champions Egypt are struggling to keep possession in Bujumbura as Burundi press forward for the opening goal.

1340: GOAL! South Africa 0-3 Zambia Unbelievable! Katongo scores his third goal of the afternoon as South Africa are down by 3-0 under 30 minutes. Katongo was in the right position when South Africa lost ball in midfield and he headed past the onrushing keeper. He looks to have improved since his move from South African side Jomo Cosmos to Denmark's Brondby in January. The Cape Town stadium is a familiar territory for Katongo.

1338: GOAL! South Africa 0-2 Zambia Katongo doubles the lead for Zambia. Katongo latched onto a pass from Isaac Chansa to beat Rowen Fernnandez for his second goal of the game.

1333: The game is getting physical Zambia's Clive Hachilensa gets a yellow card for a tackle on Buckley. South Africa's Aaron Mokoena also gets a yellow card for a tackle from behind on Sika.

1331: GOAL! South Africa 0-1 Zambia Chris Katongo takes advantage of a defensive slip-up by the South African to give the Zambians the lead. Katongo intercepted as pass from Carnel to beat Rowen Fernnandez in post for South Africa.

1330: The game between Egypt and Burundi in Bujumbura gets underway.

1325: Steven Pienaar, Delron Buckley and Benni McCarthy are in the thick of affairs for South Africa but the Zambians are holding their own.

1325: FULL TIME! Mauritius 1-1 Seychelles Mauritius are held by Seychelles in a game with nothing at stake bar pride.

1325: South African get the game underway in Cape Town.

1322: The two sides gather in the centre circle ahead of kick off to observe a moment of silence for Zambian striker Chaswe Nsofwa and South Africa's Gift Leremi. Nsofwa died while training with his club in Israel while Leremi was killed in a motor accident last week.

1317: The game between South Africa and Zambia is about to kick off in Cape Town as both team make their way onto the pitch.

1307: Seychelles are making advances forward but Mauritius are resolute in defence.

1255: A spontaneous rendition erupts from the fans at the George V Stadium thanks to the goal scored by Perle.

1254: GOAL! Mauritius 1-1 Seychelles The persistence of Seychelles attackers pays off as Christopher Perle acrobatically latches onto a across from the left to the delight of the fans.

1248: Mauritius are still dominating the game but they are unable to get behind the Seychelles defence.

1240: Mauritius get the second-half of the game in Curepipe underway and they are showing a clear determination to get back on level terms with their attacking play from the blast of the whistle.

1226: HALF TIME! Mauritius 0-1 Seychelles The fans in Curepipe have been silenced by the penalty converted by Godfrey. But it goes without saying that Mauritius have dominated the first and need to convert their chances if they are to turn the game on its head.

1219: GOAL! Mauritius 0-1 Seychelles The visitors take the lead against the run of play. Dennis Godfrey converts the penalty after goalkeeper Francois Amomootoo fouled Amnaloura in the box. Godfrey picked the ball up to send Amomootoo the wrong way.

1217: Mauritius are getting the better of the exchanges in Curepipe are finding it difficult to penetrate the defence of Seychelles.

1215: NIGERIA WIN UNDER-17 WORLD CUP! Nigeria win their third under-17 world title after beating Spain on penalties in the final of this year's final in South Korea. Ghana finish fourth after losing 2-1 to Germany in today's other game.

1210: The qualification of Morocco renders the clash between Zimbabwe and Malawi in Bulawayo meaningless bar national pride. The visitors will be seeking a first competitive success under recently appointed English coach Stephen Constantine.

1210: South Africa, hosts of the 2010 World Cup, will finish first in Group Eleven provided they do not lose against Zambia in Cape Town, but should the visitors triumph and score at least twice they top the table. Chad host Congo hoping for a first win of the campaign.

1209: Guinea, held in two previous home qualifiers, will top Group Eight if they beat Cape Verde Islands in Conakry. Gambia host Algeria, who are best positioned to profit should Guinea slip.

1207: Eritrea need a handsome win in Swaziland in the Group Six encounter to have any hope of snatching one the best runners-up slots .

1206: Cameroon must do without injured star Samuel Eto'o when they defend a Group Five 100 percent record in Equatorial Guinea, who need maximum points to keep alive a slender chance of being among the best runners-up.

1205: Tunisia need a draw in Group Four and Sudan a win from the top-of-the-table clash in Omdurman to finish first, but the second placed team are also guaranteed an invitation to Ghana as one of the best runners-up. Also rans Mauritius and Seychelles play in Curepipe.

1203:Title holders Egypt can seal top spot in Group Two with a victory in Burundi and the return of Middlesbrough striker Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam is a boost for the Pharaohs, who complete their campaign on 12 October at home to Botswana while Burundi visit Mauritania.

1200:The struggle for places at the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana reaches a climax this weekend for most of the contenders with final-round fixtures in all but two of the qualifying groups.

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