Friday, October 07, 2005

CAF WCQ matches

Saturday, October 1, 2005
Liberia 0 - 5 Zambia

Saturday, October 8, 2005
Botswana v Guinea
Cameroon v Egypt
Cape Verde Islands v Ghana
Congo v Togo
Gabon v Algeria
Malawi v Kenya
Nigeria v Zimbabwe
Rwanda v Angola
Senegal v Mali
South Africa v Congo DR
Sudan v Ivory Coast
Tunisia v Morocco
Uganda v Burkina Faso

Sunday, October 9, 2005
Benin v Libya

Togo just needs a point to win Group 1 while Senegal need to beat Mali (will happen) and for Togo to loose in Congo. This might happen, but is probably not likely.

Ghana will make it to their first World Cup by taking Group 2 if they get just one point. They could actually make it even if they fail to get that point as long as DR Congo does not win by 6 or more goals. Seeing as Ghana has a game against one of the worst teams, I think they have little to worry about.

Cameroon stand on top of Group 3 by just one point over Ivory Coast so they need a good showing against a strong Egyptian side. For the Ivory Coast, they will have to get a victory on the road in the Sudan. This should be doable since the last time the two played, they walked away with a 5-0 victory. That puts the pressure on Cameroon. The game against Egypt is going to be difficult. When they last met in Egypt, the home side won 3-2. Something big Cameroon has on their side, they have not lost at home during this WCQ cycle. It will be interesting.

Group 4 finds Nigeria and Angola trying to get that top spot. Nigeria has the harder time as they have to face third place Zimbabwe while Angola get basement dwellers Rwanda. If Angola advances, it will be their first trip to the Cup. Nigeria must get more points then Angola tomorrow as they are behind in the head to head race.

But the best is saved for last as Morocco and Tunisia battle it out for top of Group 5. All the home side Tunisia needs to do is get a tie and they are in. These two fought it out during the last Nation's Cup with Tunisia winning 2-1, but Morocco has been on a roll of late. This is going to be good.



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