2013 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers Live Results

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Sep 7th, 2012
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In Summary

  • Result: Zambia 1-0 Uganda
  • Result: CAR 1-0 Burkina Faso
  • Result: Gabon 1-1 Togo
  • Result: Ghana 2-0 Malawi
  • Result: Sierra Leone 2-2 Tunisia
  • Result: Sudan 5-3 Ethiopia
  • Result: Mali 3-0 Botswana
  • Result: Cape Verde 2-0 Cameroon
  • Result: Ivory Coast 4-2 Senegal
  • Result: Liberia 2-2 Nigeria
FULL-TIME – Liberia 2-2 Nigeria

There will be many unhappy Nigerians but many others will happily remind you that the Super Eagles have two away goals. But once upon a time Nigeria would wipe the floor with the likes of Liberia. How times have changed.

GOAL- Liberia 2-2 Nigeria
A second goal of the match for Omega Roberts and the Lone Star are back on level terms.
1901:FULL-TIME – Mali 3-0 Botswana
1901:FULL-TIME – Ivory Coast 4-2 Senegal
1856: GOAL – Sudan 5-3 Ethiopia

Goalkeeper saves his penalty but Muhannad El Tahir scores from the rebound for his second goal of the game! Hilal Stadum shouting: “Up Up Sudan!!!”

1854: GOAL – Ivory Coast 4-2 Senegal

Didier Drogba

1849:GOAL – Ivory Coast 4-2 Senegal
1849:Goal – Sudan 4-3 Ethiopia

Muhannad Tahir converts from the penalty spot and the home side are in front once again.

1847:  GOAL – Ivory Coast 3-2 Senegal

Didier Drogba puts the Elephants in front for the first time in this match with a well-taken penalty.

1840: GOAL – Cape Verde 2-0 Cameroon

1837: FULL-TIME – Sierra Leone 2-2 Tunisia
1836: GOAL – Mali 3-0 Botswana

Modibo Maiga hammers another nail into the Zebras coffin and they still have another 20 minutes left.

1833: GOAL – Sudan 3-3 Ethiopia
1832: GOAL – Ivory Coast 2-2 Senegal

Typical lung-busting surge from Yaya Toure ends up with Arsenal frontman Gervinho equalising for the Elephants

  • 1828: GOAL – Liberia 1-2 Nigeria

    Ike Uche puts the Super Eagles in front from the penalty spot. What a start to this game!

  • 1826: GOAL – Liberia 1-1 Nigeria

    Real Betis man Nosa Igiebor with the equaliser for the Super Eagles.

  • 1822:GOAL – Liberia 1-0 Nigeria


  • 1821: GOAL – Mali 2-0 Botswana

    Mahamadou Ndiaye extends the lead for the Eagles as the Zebras continue to chase shadows

  • 1816: Second half underway in Praia where Cameroon need to pull some rabbits out of the hat. Fast. Cape Verde lead 1-0.


  • 1814: GOAL – Sudan 3-2 Ethiopia


  • 1813: Sierra Leone 1-1 TunisiaGOAL

    Gharbi Fateh equalises for the Carthage Eagles at the start of the second half.

1752: Half-Time – Sudan 3-1 Ethiopia

A pleasant scoreline if you are a Sudanese fan but nothing funny from an Ethiopian perspective. The Nile Crocodiles have dominated the match and are good value for their lead.

1751: GOAL – Ivory Coast 1-1 Senegal

Lille striker Salomon Kalou proves his worth once again to the Ivorian cause with the equaliser of what is turning out to be a thrilling contest in Abidjan.

1742: The Blue Sharks of Cape Verde dominating the game in Praia as the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon struggle to find their attacking gear.
  • 1738: GOAL – Ivory Coast 0-1 Senegal

    Dame Ndoye puts the Teranga Lions in front with a madnificent goal. It’s only the second goal the Elephants have conceded at home in the last seven years.

  • 1737: GOAL – Sudan 3-1 Ethiopia

    Musab Umar scores from a free kick and the Nile Crocodiles seem to be on their way to victory.

1734: Half-Time – Sierra Leone 1-0 Tunisia

The Leone Stars holding their own in front of their own fans. But there’s still plenty of football to be played in Freetown.

1730: GOAL – Mali 1-0 Botswana
1725: GOAL – Cape Verde 1-0 Cameroon
1722: FULL-TIME – Ghana 2-0 Malawi

The referee blows the full time whistle in Accra and the Black Stars will take a two-goal cushion to Blantyre for the second.

1718: GOAL – Sudan 2-1 Ethiopia

Muhammad Bashir restores Sudan’s lead within seconds of the Ethiopian equaliser

1718: GOAL – Sudan 1-1 Ethiopia

Getana breaches the home defence and brings Ethiopia right back into the game


A second booking for Sangala means he is off and Malawi are reduced to 10 men.

GOAL – Sudan 1-0 Ethiopia

Mudather El Tayeb Karika scores for the home side. Great start for the Nile Crocodiles.

1705: “Good result, satisfied with boys performance. Thought we controlled the match throughout. Pity we couldnt convert 1 of the 3 clear chances.” Football Association of Zambia president Kalusha Bwalya.

GOAL – Sierra Leone 1-0 Tunisia

Azerbaijan-based Sheriff Suma gives Sierra Leone the lead after just seven minutes in Freetown as his left-foot shot whistles past the Tunisian goalkeeper.

1651: Double substitution for Malawi in Accra; Peter Wadabwa and Frank Banda are off, replaced by Robin Ngalande and Gabadinhou Mhango respectively.

GOAL!!! – Ghana 2-0 Malawi

Anthony Annan doubles the Black Stars lead, much to the relief of the fans at the Accra Sports Stadium.

1631: FULL-TIME – Gabon 1-1 Togo

A tale of two strikers as it ends all square in Libreville. Veteran Daniel Cousin thought he had secured victory for the home side only for the returning Emmanuel Adebayor to equalise. Second leg in Lome should be very interesting.

Half-Time – Ghana 1-0 Malawi

GOAL!!! – Gabon 1-1 Togo

Emmanuel Adebayor equalises for the Hawks in Libreville. Game on!

1605: GOAL!!! – Gabon 1-0 Togo

Veteran striker Daniel Cousin breaks the deadlock in Libreville as he puts the home side in front with a powerful header deep in the second half.

1543: Yellow Card

The Central African Republic’s Tago Gervais and Charles Kabore of Burkina Faso are yellow carded for foul play in Bangui. The home team still leads 1-0.

1539: GOAL!!! – Ghana 1-0 Malawi

Chris Atsu gives Black Stars a flying start. Could be a long afternoon for the Flames in Accra.

1535: The opening minutes of the second half in Bangui belong to Burkina Faso as they win an early corner. The Central African Republic make a change, Gervais Kago Anzite replaces Franklin. For their part, the Burkinabe have brought in Zoundji Patrick for Moussa Germain Sanou.
1531: Kick Off

And they are underway in Accra as Ghana host Malawi.

1525: Half-Time – Gabon 0-0 Togo

The return of Emmanuel Adebayor may have galvanised the Hawks but they are struggling to break down a stubborn Gabonese defence.

1517: Still goalless in Libreville as Gabon v Togo approaches half-time. The game needs a spark from someone, anyone!
1456: Full-Time – Zambia 1-0 Uganda

Not sure that Zambia coach Herve Renard will be too pleased with this scoreline, but he’s always made the point that his team performs better away from home. The second leg promises to be a real cracker.

1442: Team News

Cameroon line-up: Idriss Carlos Kameni, Georges Mandjeck, Aurelien Chedjou, Nicolas Nkoulou, Henri Bedimo, Alexandre Song, Stéphane Mbia, Landry Nguemo, Benjamin Moukandjo, Choupo Moting, Yannick Ndjeng

1438: Just like Asamoah Gyan in Ghana, Emmanuel Adebayor has been made captain on his return to the Togo team. Good or bad move on the part of the coach? Get talking on BBC Africa Twitter and Facebook platforms!
1435: Zambia coach takes out Felix Katongo and replaces him with Chasamba Lungu. The home side needs goals to make the second leg in Kampala a much more comfortable affair.
1433: Kick Off

Gabon v Togo is underway in Libreville. Emmanuel Adebayor start for the Hawks on his return to the team but will he deliver the goals to revive Togolese football? We will find out in the next 90 minutes.

1424: Last Africa Cup golden boot winner Emmanuel Mayuka is pulled out for James Chamanga as Isaac Chansa makes way for Jonas Sakuwaha in the 62nd minute. The introduction of the two strikers suggests Zambia coach Herve Renard wants more goals.
1422: Uganda survive again as Chris Katongo hits the woodwork after being put through by Isaac Chansa. The Cranes continue to live dangerously.
1313: New Chelsea signing Victor Moses starts for Nigeria against Liberia
1312: Second half underway in Ndola. Zambia coach Herve Renard wearing his customary white shirt.
1332: Zambia knocking the ball about in midfield as they continue to dominate the tie. They are playing like African champions and the home crowd are understandably delighted.
1329: Just over half an hour to kick off in Bangui where the Central African Republic are hoping to take another step towards their first ever appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
1327: Christopher Katongo is being given too much freedom by the Cranes defenders,and they have just discovered to their cost that the Zambian skipper is deadly in front of goal.

GOAL!!! – Zambia 1-0 Uganda

Captain Christopher Katongo scores in the 20th minute after tapping in a long throw in from Davies Nkausu. The Uganda defence was caught off guard.

1314: Zambia have started very brightly, pinning Uganda deep in their own half, but the big news from Ndola is striker Jacob Mulenga is not even on the bench after failing to make the final 18. Mulenga was due to end his 10-month injury enforced absence today.
1302: KICK OFF

Zambia v Uganda is underway in Ndola…

1259: Zambia’s founding President Kenneth Kaunda among the crowd at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola as the reigning African champions get ready for battle against Uganda.

I’m hearing that it has been raining heavily in Monrovia and the pitch is not looking good for Liberia v Nigeria. I rather suspect the pitch will be the same for both teams!

1250: Team news- Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah makes some eye-catching calls in his team selection. He drops Derek Boateng to the bench, prefers Daniel Opare over Samuel Inkoom, while Dede Ayew starts as the support striker to Asamoah Gyan.
1245:  Team news – On his return to the national team after a lengthy self-imposed exile, Emmanuel Adebayor starts for Togo in their game against Gabon today. How the Hawks have missed his goal
  1. 1227: Today’s Fixtures

    1300: Zambia v Uganda

    1400: CAR v Burkina Faso

    1430: Gabon v Togo

    1600: Liberia v Nigeria

    1630: Ghana v Malawi

    1630: Sierra Leone v Tunisia

    1700: Mali v Botswana

    1700: Cape Verde v Cameroon

    1700: Sudan v Ethiopia

    1700: Ivory Coast v Senegal

1201: Heated debate amongst Super Eagles fans over Osaze Odemwingie and John Obi Mikel from Nigeria’s game against Liberia in Monrovia. There’s no agreement as to whether the pair have been dropped or opted out of the tie. Are the Super Eagles weaker or better off without them?

1158: Cape Verde v Cameroon kick off time changed from 1500 to 1700 GMT.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the final round of qualifiers for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa. We will take you through every slice of the action with Zambia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast all in action

Fixtures and results of the qualifying campaign for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa.

Fixtures and results of the qualifying campaign for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa.

South Africa qualify for the tournament as hosts.


  • 07-09/09/12: Mali v Botswana
  • 12-14/10/12: Botswana v Mali
  • 07-09/09/12: Zimbabwe v Angola
  • 12-14/10/12: Angola v Zimbabwe
  • 07-09/09/12: Ghana v Malawi
  • 12-14/10/12: Malawi v Ghana
  • 07-09/09/12: Liberia v Nigeria
  • 12-14/10/12: Nigeria v Liberia
  • 07-09/09/12: Zambia v Uganda
  • 12-14/10/12: Uganda v Zambia
  • 07-09/09/12: Cape Verde v Cameroon
  • 12-14/10/12: Cameroon v Cape Verde
  • 07-09/09/12: Mozambique v Morocco
  • 12-14/10/12: Morocco v Mozambique
  • 07-09/09/12: Sierra Leone v Tunisia
  • 12-14/10/12: Tunisia v Sierra Leone
  • 07-09/09/12: Guinea v Niger
  • 12-14/10/12: Niger v Guinea
  • 07-09/09/12: Sudan v Ethiopia
  • 12-14/10/12: Ethiopia v Sudan
  • 07-09/09/12: Libya v Algeria
  • 12-14/10/12: Algeria v Libya
  • 07-09/09/12: Ivory Coast v Senegal
  • 12-14/10/12: Senegal v Ivory Coast
  • 07-09/09/12: DR Congo v Equatorial Guinea
  • 12-14/10/12: Equatorial Guinea v DR Congo
  • 07-09/09/12: Gabon v Togo
  • 12-14/10/12: Togo v Gabon
  • 07-09/09/12: Burkina Faso v Central African Republic
  • 12-14/10/12: Central African Republic v Burkina Faso


  • 29/02/12: Ethiopia 0-0 Benin
  • 15-17/06/12: Benin 1-1 Ethiopia

Ethiopia go through on away goals after the tie ended 1-1 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Rwanda 0-0 Nigeria
  • 16/06/12: Nigeria 2-0 Rwanda

Nigeria win 2-0 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Congo Brazzaville 3-1 Uganda
  • 16/06/12: Uganda 4-0 Congo Brazzaville

Uganda win 5-3 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Burundi 2-1 Zimbabwe
  • 17/06/12: Zimbabwe 1-0 Burundi

Zimbabwe go through on away goals after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: The Gambia 1-2 Algeria
  • 15/06/12: Algeria 4-1 The Gambia

Algeria win 6-2 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Kenya 2-1 Togo
  • 15-17/06/12: Togo 1-0 Kenya

Togo go through on away goals after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Guinea Bissau 0-1 Cameroon
  • 16/06/12: Cameroon 1-0 Guinea Bissau

Cameroon win 2-0 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Chad 3-2 Malawi
  • 16/06/12: Malawi 2-0 Chad

Malawi win 4-3 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Tanzania 1-1 Mozambique
  • 15-17/06/12: Mozambique 1-1 Tanzania

Mozambique go through 8-7 on penalties after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate and level on away goals

  • 15/06/12: Egypt 2-3 CAR
  • 30/06/12: CAR 1-1 Egypt

CAR go through 4-3 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Madagascar 0-4 Cape Verde
  • 15-17/06/12: Cape Verde 3-1 Madagascar

Cape Verde go through 7-1 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Liberia 1-0 Namibia
  • 15-17/06/12: Namibia 0-0 Liberia

Liberia go through 1-0 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Sao Tome 2-1 Sierra Leone
  • 16/06/12: Sierra Leone 4-2 Sao Tome

Sierra Leone go through 5-4 on aggregate

  • 29/02/12: Seychelles 0-4 DR Congo
  • 15-17/06/12: DR Congo 3-0 Seychelles

DR Congo go through 7-0 on aggregate

Preliminary Round:

  • 15/01/12: Sao Tome 1-0 Lesotho
  • 22/01/12: Lesotho 0-0 Sao Tome

Sao Tome advance 1-0 on aggregate

  • 06-08/01/12: Seychelles – Swaziland

Seychelles advance after Swaziland withdrew

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