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2010 qualifying results as they happen

Sulley Muntari
Ghana's Sulley Muntari got the opening goal for the Black Stars
Ghana have confirmed their place in the final group stage of the 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with a 3-0 win over Lesotho.

The game was marred by serious overcrowding and reports of some injuries to fans in Sekondi.

After a delayed kick-off, Sulley Muntari sent the home side on their way to a crucial victory with a 20-yard drive on 19 minutes.

Four minutes later Junior Agogo made it 2-0, before the recalled Matthew Amoah confirmed victory for the Black Stars on 63 minutes.

Ghana - who started the day in third place in Group 5 - sealed top spot and leapfrogged Gabon who beat Libya 1-0 in Libreville.

That result puts Gabon second in the group.

Ivory Coast also sealed their place in the final phase with a 3-0 win over Madagascar in Abidjan.

Boubacar Sanogo scored twice, before Chelsea's Salomon Kalou hit the winner on 66 minutes to put the Ivorians top of Group 7 with 12 points.

Mozambique finished second in the group after a 1-0 win over Botswana in Gaborone, thanks to a seventh minute winner from Eugenio 'Genito' Bila.

Algeria progress after a 0-0 draw with Liberia in Monrovia confirmed them as Group 6 winners.

Senegal are out, after they could only manage a 1-1 draw with neighbours The Gambia in Dakar.

Kader Mangane had put the Senegalese ahead on 67 minutes but Tijan Jaiteh equalised with just three minutes remaining to clinch second place in Group 6 for The Gambia.

Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor smashed four for Togo to give them a chance

Emmanuel Adebayor celebrated his return to the Togo team by hitting four goals in a 6-0 thrashing of Swaziland in a match played in Accra.

The emphatic win puts the Togolese in second place in the three-team Group 11 and gives them a decent chance of grabbing one of the eight best second placed spots.

It means that Zambia have qualified without playing because they stay top of the group.

Morocco needed a win to make sure of their place in the next round, and they smashed Mauritania 4-1 to go ahead of Rwanda in Group 8.

But Rwanda are certain to go through as one of the best runners-up.

Cameroon, Nigeria and Tunisia - who were already assured of their places in the final stage of qualifying - all cruised to home victories.

Cameroon thumped Mauritius 5-0 in Yaounde, while Nigeria hammered Sierra Leone 4-1 in Abuja.

Tunisia added to their own goal tally as they routed Seychelles 5-0 in Rades.

Malawi have given themselves a real chance of clinching one of the second-place spots as they beat DR Congo 2-1 with a late winner in Blantyre.

Chiukepo Msowoya struck in the 82nd minute to seal an emphatic comeback for the home side in the first kick-off of the day.

The win puts them top of Group 12 on 12 points and guarantees them top spot or second place, ahead of Egypt's home tie against bottom side Djibouti on Sunday.

Tanzania beat Cape Verde 3-1 to seriously dent the islanders' chances of clinching a second-place spot.

Cape Verde remain second in Group 1 but are almost certain to be eliminated after the defeat.

Khalfan Ngassa's goal on 74 minutes completed Tanzania's victory.

Namibia beat Zimbabwe 4-2 in an action-packed game in Windhoek.

The result does not, however, affect the outcome of Group 2 ahead of Sunday's crunch match between Guinea and Kenya in Conakry, which will decide who finishes top.

One result which is academic to the final group placings is South Africa's 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea in Malabo.

The 2010 World Cup hosts' victory comes too late in the group for them to qualify for the Nations Cup in Angola, after a poor run of results earlier in qualifying.

A late goal from Sidi Keita gave Mali a win over Chad and takes them through to the next round of qualifying.

The match was tied at 1-1 with 10 minutes to go, but Keita found the net to keep Mali on top of the table.

Sudan leapt into second place over Congo-Brazzaville thanks to a 2-0 win in Khartoum and may have a chance of going through as a best runner-up.

Benin and Burkina Faso both play on Sunday but are already guaranteed a place in the next round.




see also
Crowd trouble mars Ghana victory
11 Oct 08 |  African
2010 World Cup Qualifiers
11 Oct 08 |  African


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