2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers Live Updates

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Jun 17th, 2012
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Africa Cup of Nations 2013 qualifying preview round-up

    1. 728:

      And that’s all over in Lome too – and it’s Togo who go through! Their 1-0 win on the night makes it 2-2 on aggregate, and the Togolese go through courtesy of their away goal from the first leg. So Kenya will be missing from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

    2. 1709:

      Our reporter in Addis Ababa tells us that cheers rang out around the city when the result against Benin was confirmed. The resurgence of the Walyas continues! Meanwhile in the final match of the day, Togo still lead Kenya by one goal to nil – meaning they would go through on the away goals rule, after a 2-1 defeat in Nairobi in the first leg. A Kenyan coach has been red-carded after going on to the pitch.

    3. 1708:
      FULL-TIME

      Benin and Ethiopia draw 1-1 – so Ethiopia go through!

    4. 1700:

      The shoot-out is over in Yaounde and it’s Cameroon who make it through to the African Women’s Championship in Equatorial Guinea later this year, with Ghana forced to sit out the tournament. The penalty shoot-out went to 10-9 in Cameroon’s favour after the match ended 1-1, levelling the tie at 2-2 with an away goal for both sides.

    5. 1652:
      GOAL

      Togo take the lead against Kenya! Nice goal after a good move from the Togolese, slotted home well by Serge Gapke. That’s 2-2 on aggregate – and that puts Togo through on the away goals rule as things stand…

    6. 1650:
      PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

      News from the penalty shoot out in Yaounde – it’s still going on! 6-6 it is – with both sides having missed one. So we’re into sudden death, just like in the Mozambique Tanzania game earlier. This one of course is Cameroon against Ghana for a place at the Women’s Nations Cup later this year in Equatorial Guinea….

    7. 1646:

      Ethiopian fans around the world are tense, tense, tense… “I am happy so far and I think the lads can maintain it!! We have been out of the competition for many years. I feel now is the time to be back in it! Come on boys – you can do it!!!!” says KG (Ethiopian fan) from London on +44 77 86 20 20 08.

    8. 1642:

      With an away goal registered to their opponents now, Benin know they have to get a winner in Cotonou and they’re piling on the pressure against Ethiiopia. But they haven’t been able to make the breakthrough yet – so it’s still 1-1, and Ethiopia are closing in on a place in the next stage of qualifying for South Africa 2013.

    9. 1639:

      They’re back on in Lome – and it’s still 0-0 between Togo and Kenya. The rain has started there as well, making conditions more difficult for the players. Kenya have a 2-1 lead from the first leg – so they’ll definitely be looking to hold on for the draw.

    10. 1637:

      Once again, sorry for the delay in updates – I’ve been on the BBC World Service again. It’s full time in Yaounde so the women’s qualifier between Cameroon and Ghana has gone to penalties, in a poorly lit stadium and with heavy rain pouring down. Tough conditions!

    11. 1624:
      GOAL

      It’s going down to the wire in Yaounde because Cameroon have equalised against Ghana in the women’s qualifier! With just 3 minutes or so of the match remaining Manie Christine gave the home team hope with a penalty. That’s level on all counts – so a shoot-out could be on the cards…

    12. FULL-TIME

      DR Congo have confirmed their win over Seychelles – 3-0 on the day and 7-0 on aggregate. A very good work out for Claude Le Roy’s team. Meanwhile they’re into the second half in Cotonou where Benin and Ethiopia are locked at 1-1 – which puts the Waliyas in front on away goals…

    13. 1620:
      HALF-TIME

      It’s halftime in Lome – 0-0 between Togo and Kenya, which means the Harambee Stars are in the ascendancy for the time being after a 2-1 first leg win. But if Togo were to get a goal, then they would be in front on the away goals rule.

    14. 1613:
      GOAL

      DR Congo go further in front against Seychelles. The goal comes from TP Mazembe striker Deo Kanda with about 6 minutes remaining – and they’re 3-0 up on the day, 7-0 on aggregate.

    15. 1612:

      Meanwhile in Kinshasa, DR Congo coach Claude Le Roy is using a 6-0 aggregate lead to trial some of his younger contenders. Dieumerci Mboka has been replaced by youngster Mazia, says the BBC’s Patrice Citera watching the game.

    16. 1610:

      Ghana are still leading Cameroon 1-0 (that’s 2-1 on aggregate) in the Women’s Nations Cup qualifier in Yaounde – and with 15 minutes or so to go, the Blacik Queens’ goal scorer, Agnes Aduaku, has been taken off and replaced by sub Mercy Myles.

    17. 1605:

      Just over 30 minutes played in Lome – still 0-0 between Togo and Kenya, which would mean Kenya going through to the final round of qualifying if the game were to finish that way. But Togo are piling on the pressure, according to our reporter watching the game.

    18. 1604:

      A happy – for the time being – Ethiopian fan sends an SMS to +44 77 86 20 20 08: “My wife is laughing at me. The way I celebrated the Ethiopian equalizer was funny though. What a goal from our boys. Getachew, Toronto”

    19. 1558:
      HALF-TIME

      And that’s half time in Cotonou – more drama to come. If you’ve missed the action so far, Zimbabwe are through on away goals, after beating Burundi 1-0 at home today, to go with their 2-1 loss from the first leg. And Mozambique scraped past Tanzania, who equalised right at the end of the game to make it 1-1 on the day, 2-2 on aggregate and level on away goals. It went to a penalty shoot out, and that went to sudden death, with Mozambique eventually making it through 8-7.

    20. 1553:
      GOAL

      Ethiopia equalise! It’s 1-1 between Benin and Ethiopia and now the visitors have an away goal. Sounds like a cracking game in Cotonpou. Adnane Girma is the scorer – he controlled the ball on the penalty spot, turned and fired home in some style, just before the break to leave Fabien Farnolle, the Beninois goalkepper, floundering. Great goal.

    21. 1551:

      Ethiopia go close! Remember an away goal for the visitors would make life very hard for their hosts Benin – who lead 1-0 but didn’t score an away goal in the first leg. The Waliyas have just recorded their first corner of the match – right towards the end of the first half – and it’s cleared away after a goal mouth scramble!

    22. 1547:

      News from Lome – where Togo are hoping to overhaul a 2-1 deficit from the first leg of their tie with Kenya. The match is about 15 minutes old and the home team are dominating so far. The fans are confident that they’re going to be able to make it through – but they haven’t scored yet, and they need to!

    23. 1542:

      Meanwhile they’re back underway in Yaounde where Ghana lead Cameroon 1-0 in the women’s Nations Cup qualifer – that’s a 2-1 aggregate lead. And DR Congo are still 2-0 up against Seychelles, and they’re into the second half in that game.

    24. 1540:
      GOAL

      Sorry for the delay – I’ve been on Sportsworld on the BBC World Service. In the meantime Benin have taken the lead against Ethiopia – and it’s Michael Pote who’s got the goal after great work from Babatunde Bello

    25. 1521:

      The rain in Cotonou earlier has made life really difficult for the two teams – and it’s pretty equal so far between Benin and Ethiopia. The pitch is really cutting up because of the downpours. And – despite the tension in the tie – it’s not a full house…

    26. 1518:

      Latest from Cameroon Ghana in the Women’s Nations Cup qualifying and Ghana are continuing to dominate – they have all the possession and Cameroon, when they do get a chance, are not able to finish.

    27. 1516:
      GOAL

      DR Congo extend their lead against Seychelles – it’s now 2-0 with Issama Mpeka getting the second. Meanwhile in Cotonou, Ethiopia goalkeeper Banchabasa Sisay makes a crucial point blank save to deny Benin, who have launched straight into attack.

    28. 1515:

      Wow! Mozambique grab the spot in the final round over Tanzania – 8-7 it finishes on penalties in favour of the home side! What drama!

    29. 1511:

      The shoot out is now 7-6 – it’s Tanzania leading, in front in the sequence. If Mozambique miss this one then it’s over.

    30. 1509:
      PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

      The shoot out is going to sudden death in Maputo – it’s 5-5!

    31. 1508:
      GOAL

      Dieumerci Mbokani has put DR Congo in front against Seychelles. It’s 1-0 to them and 5-0 on aggregate.

    32. 1507:
      GOAL

      AND PENALTY SHOOT OUT! Tanzania equalised against Mozambique to take the tie to penalties! Drama in Maputo!

    33. 1505:
      GOAL

      Ghana’s women take the lead against Cameroon! The goal comes from Agnes Aduaku – to put the Black Queens in front.

    34. 1504:

      The teams are out in Cotonou for the Benin against Ethiopia match – this tie is level at 0-0 from the first leg, so there is all to play for.

    35. 1501:
      FULL-TIME

      Zimbabwe hold on and are through on away goals over Burundi! 1-0 to the Warriors on the day, 2-2 on aggregate – but that away goal has proved crucial. And they were down to 10 men for much of the match. That’s a gritty performance.

    36. 1458:

      Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses are throwing everything forward to try to break down Ghana – but the Black Queens are standing firm at the moment and not letting them through. 0-0 with about half an hour played.

    37. 1458:
      INJURY TIME

      There will be four minutes of stoppage time in Harare. Nail-biting stuff for the Warriors fans.

    38. 1454:

      Huge tension in Harare. If Burundi score then they will go through, but if Zimbabwe hold on then they will make it to the next stage of 2013 qualifying. Steve Vickers reports: “Zimbabwe survive a Burundi corner kick, with almost all of the Warriors team inside the penalty box for that one. Into the final five minutes.”

    39. 1452:

      Zimbabwe keeper Tapuwa Kapini makes a crucial save, pushing a long-shot from Gilbert Kaze over the bar. The Warriors have 10 minutes to hold on, the Swallows are pouring forward now.

    40. 1448:
      HITS THE WOODWORK

      Sorry! Wrong info. They hit the bar – so it’s no goal and still 0-0 in Kinshasa. Defender Mutombo Kazadi is the man who almost got the breakthrough.

    41. 1447:

      The BBC’s Patrice Citera in Kinshasa says Seychelles are trying to play a defensive game to limit the damage – but DRC are continuing to win corners and put the pressure on.

    42. 1445:
      HITS THE WOODWORK

      News from the Cameroon v Ghana women’s CAN game in Yaounde. Ghana have started off in positive mood, says our reporter in the ground and Faiza Ibrahim has cannoned a shot onto the bar. They’re putting pressure on Anette Ngo Dom in the Cameroon goal, with about 12 minutes played.

    43. 1443:

      The tension is building in Harare, says Steve Vickers. “Into the final 15 minutes in in Harare, and Burundi are showing a little more urgency. It’s an open-looking contest, Zimbabwe have not shut up shop.” If they concede, then it’s will all turn round.

    44. 1441:

      Time is running out for Tanzania in Maputo – and they’ve only just registered their second corner of the game. Meanwhile Mozambique striker Jerry Sitoe is finally replaced by Clesio Bauque. He got the goal for the Mambas early in the game but has missed a host of chances since.

    45. 1440:

      Good save from Seychelles keeper Nelson Sofa, as he tips Alain Kaluyituka’s shot past the post for DR Congo’s first corner of the afternoon in Kinshasa. It might be a long afternoon for him.

    46. 1437:

      Midway through the second half in Harare and 10-man Zimbabwe still lead 1-0. Burundi are failing to get into clear goalscoring positions. The Warriors bring on big striker Takesure Chinyama for Khama Billiat.

    47. 1434:

      It’s a busy few days in Cameroon. After the men’s team beat Guinea-Bissau (just) yesterday to make it through to the final round of 2013 CAN qualifying, it’s the turn of the women’s team today. And they’ve got a tougher task – taking on Ghana with the tie poised at one apiece from the first leg. It’s going to be tense – and we’ll keep you upto date here on the BBC. The game has now kicked off.

    48. 1430:

      Charles Mangwiro in Maputo says Tanzania are looking very tired and resorting to the long ball, which aren’t creating anything for them. More wasted chances from the home side, says Charles.

    49. 1429:

      Latest from the Zimbabwe Burundi match. The BBC’s Steve Vickers says: “15 minutes into the second half in Harare. Zimbabwe still lead 1-0 and are happy to be doing most of the attacking, although they are a man down.” But it could go wrong if they conceded…

    50. 1428:

      And now they’re underway in the DR Congo/Seychelles game.

    51. 1425:

      They’re building up to kick off in Kinshasa too – where DR Congo are in a much more comfortable position than anyone else going in to today’s games. They’ve got a 4-0 lead over Seychelles going into this second leg – and coach Claude Le Roy has stuck with the same team who beat Togo in a World Cup qualifier last weekend.

    52. 1424:

      And then it gets even worse for him – this time he’s headed over the bar after great work down the left from Paito.

    53. 1419:

      Jerry Sitoe – who got the goal for Mozambique early in the game – is otherwise enduring a frustrating afternoon. He’s alone in the penalty area but can’t control the ball and the chance is gone. Mozambique are dominating Tanzania – but not able to extend their lead at the moment. Fans are calling for him to be subbed for missing so many chances.

    54. 1415:
      Tweet using #bbcafricanfootball

      Angwenyi tweets using #bbcafricanfootball: “congrats Uganda for sailing to the next round. Will be travelling to Kampala to cheer you. We go We go”. Uganda had a brilliant 4-0 home win to over turn a first leg deficit against Congo Brazzaville yesterday.

    55. 1413:

      They’re back on in Harare as well. Burundi kick-off, knowing they must score if they are to have a chance of qualifying for the next round. That’s because Zimbabwe lead 1-0 on the day, making it 2-2 on aggregate – putting the Warriors ahead on away goals. But Zimbabwe are down to 10 men – so it’s going to be tight!

    56. 1409:

      Over the bar from Tanzania! The visitors have come out after the break with plenty of purpose but Kaemoto has skied one from a good position.

    57. 1407:

      Right – they’re back on in Maputo, and Tanzania coach Kim Poulsen has made one change at the back…trying to shore up the defence.

    58. 1356:
      HALF-TIME

      And now it is half time in Harare, but not before Oscar Machapa nearly gets a second for Zimbabwe as Burundi keeper Janvier Ndikumana spills a free-kick. That’s the last move of the first half, and it’s 1-0 to the 10-man hosts – who have the narrowest of advantages, at 2-2 on aggregate, having got an away goal to their names from the first leg.

    59. 1353:
      HALF-TIME

      Confirmed it’s halftime in Maputo, with Mozambique leading Tanzania 1-0 – making it 2-1 to the hosts on aggregate with 45 minutes to play. Charles Mangwiro, at the game for the BBC, says the Mambas fluffed three clear cut scoring chances in the final minutes of the first half – with one crashing shot from goalscorer Jerry Sitoe coming back off the bar and a couple of others cleared off the line.

      Meanwhile, they’re running a little later in Harare – approaching half time now.

    60. 1349:

      Don’t forget there are Women’s Nations Cup qualifiers this weekend as well. Yesterday Ethiopia overcame Tanzania; Nigeria thrashed Zimbabwe 4-0 on the day to make sure of their place 6-0 on aggregate. South Africa beat Zambia 2-1 to make sure of their place in Equatorial Guinea in November, 6-2 on aggregate.

      Among the games taking place today is a crunch clash in Yaounde, where Cameroon host Ghana, with the tie delicately poised at 1-1. We’ll keep you posted here on the BBC.

    61. 1346:

      Don’t forget you can get in touch throughout the day. Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcafricanfootball; you can comment on our Facebook page or you can send us an SMS to +447786202008.

    62. 1343:
      GOAL

      The drama continues in Harare as the 10-man hosts take the lead! And it’s Knowledge Musona who puts the Warriors ahead, slotting home a Khama Billiat cross. That gives Zimbabwe the edge on away goals.

    63. 1336:
      RED CARD

      Disaster for Zimbabwe! The home team are down to 10 men after Warriors midfielder Willard Katsande is sent off. A Burundi player went down in the goalmouth in an off-the-ball incident and Katsande pays the penalty. Remember Zimbabwe need to overturn a 2-1 deficit – and now they’re trying to do that with a man sent off.

    64. 1334:

      Close from Tanzania! The Taifa Stars are pressing – this time it’s a shot from Simata which is deflected wide to give the visitors their first corner of the game after just over half an hour.

    65. 1331:

      Nearly half an hour played in Maputo and the visitors Tanzania are getting more into the game, our reporter says. It’s more balanced now. So watch out Mozambique – just because you’re a goal up doesn’t mean you’re through yet!

    66. 1327:

      No goals in Harare yet – with just over 15 minutes played between Zimbabwe and Burundi, with the visitors having a 2-1 lead from the first leg. A couple of efforts on target from the home team, but they haven’t been able to make the necessary breakthrough yet.

    67. 1326:

      Tanzania’s defence is looking rather disorganised, reports our man in Maputo – with the Mozambique strike force allowed free rein. But so far the Mambas haven’t been able to add to their 1-0 lead on the day.

    68. 1320:

      Zainadine Junior is having a great game so far for Mozambique – he’s just provided another beautiful ball in but this one is wasted and it remains 1-0 to the home team.

    69. 1315:

      They are underway in Harare – a little delayed, reports the BBC’s Steve Vickers. About 10 minutes played and nothing major to report just yet. Remember the hosts need to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg.

    70. 1312:
      GOAL

      Mozambique take the lead against Tanzania! Jerry Sitoe is the man with the goal – connecting with a beautiful cross from Zainadine Junior in the 8th minute to put the Mambas in front. 2-1 they lead on aggregate

    71. 1311:

      The next game we’ve got for you is in Kinshasa, where DR Congo take on the Seychelles with a 4-0 lead from the first leg – so they’re going to be confident of going through.

    72. 1304:

      Optimism from a Tanzanian fan on +44 77 86 20 20 08: “Here we go again fellows! Another day of football in Africa, lets enjoy it before we shift our attention to Euro 2012. My take on Tanzania vs Mozambique is that Tanzania will go through with an away goal. God bless Taifa stars. Emmanuel Kaisi in Washington.

    73. 1303:

      Early pressure from the Mambas in Maputo – they’ve piled on the pressure in the early stages and have already had a couple of corners. But no goals yet.

    74. 1301:

      And we’re underway in Maputo, with Tanzania getting the game going. It’s 1-1 from the first leg – all to play for then.

    75. 1259:

      We’re counting down to kick off in the first two games of the day…

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