Monday, September 07, 2009

Videos: African qualifiers

Ghana’s comfortable win yesterday was aided by Mali and Benin, who combined with a 1-1 draw and ensured the Black Stars went seven points clear at the head of Group D.

Mali conceded a goal three minutes from the end of their match in Cotonou.

Mamadou Samassa netted on debut. Samassa recently switched his footballing nationality from France.

Another former French junior international Nabil Taider scored for Tunisia as they drew 2-2 away in Nigeria to keep up a two-point lead in Group B.

Morocco’s Adil Taarabt came on as a substitute and dribbled through the Togo defence in stoppage time in Lome on Sunday to give his country a 1-1 draw in their Group A match. Here's the video:

Only the five group winners qualify for the World Cup from the final phase of African qualifiers. Africa will have six representatives in 2010 because hosts South Africa are automatically in the field.

Ivory Coast had routed Burkina Faso 5-0 on Saturday.

Algeria also won 1-0 against Zambia as you can see in the video below:

And meanwhile South Africa continued their preps as well with a game with Germany that they were unable to win: