Zambia team members celebrate after beating Ghana 1-0 in The Africa Cup of Nations semi-final match at Bata stadium in Bata on Febuary 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Welcome to IndepthAfrica Live commentary of Africa World Cup 2014 Qualifiers.

In Summary

  • 11 matches across Africa on Saturday
  • Ghana beat Lesotho on Friday night
  • Egypt defeated Mozambique in Alexandria
  • There are seven more games on Sunday and another round of matches next weekend
  1. 1838:

    Update from the Burkina Faso against Congo Brazzaville game – still 0-0. The BBC’s reporter at the game says the Burkinabe have had the better chances but have not been able to convert them so far.

  2. 1836:

    Senegal equalise against Liberia!

  3. 1833:

    Sudan extend their lead against Zambia 2-0 there. And Ivory Coast do the same against Tanzania in Abidjan.

  4. 1833:

    Sierra Leone beat Cape Verde 2-1 – with the islanders getting a late consolation.

  5. 1829:

    Zambia are still trailing by one goal to nil in Sudan – and with their next game being against Ghana in Ndola next weekend, the mind games have already started. Steve in Accra texts: “Zambia have to get down from their high horse. Winning AFCON doesn’t make you the most talented side in africa – watch out 4 the black stars.”

    To be fair to Zambia, Steve, their coach Herve Renard made pretty much the same point himself before this weekend’s matches!

  6. 1827:

    The Gambia draw 1-1 against Morocco.

  7. 1826:

    Tanzania are down to 10 men as well as one goal to nil down against Ivory Coast. Morris Aggrey gets a second yellow card and his marching orders with 70 minutes played.

  8. 1822:

    Senegal were shocked by that goal from Liberia and they’ve missed out on an opportunity to equalise with that missed penalty – but the BBC’s Hans Masro in the ground tells us that they are now pressing hard. So far though Liberia are defending well.

  9. 1821:

    Tunisa take the lead against Equatorial Guinea. Harbaoui scores with a header after an intelligent free kick by Ben Hatira.

  10. 1818:

    Jemaa’s goal for Tunisia is his 29th for the Desert Foxes and makes him their top scorer in international football.


    Senegal miss the penalty – they’re still 1-0 down against Liberia. At home.

  12. 1815:

    More goals – Tunisia equalise against Equatorial Guinea.

  13. Goals in fact! Liberia are in front against Senegal! And Morocco have equalised against The Gambia. Meanwhile Senegal have got a penalty….

  14. 1811:

    Sudan take the lead against Zambia.

  15. 1808:

    They’re also playing again in Abidjan where Ivory Coast are leading Tanzania by one goal to nil and in Monastir where Tunisia are trailing Equatorial Guinea by the same scoreline.

  16. 1804:

    And that game kicks off. Senegal against Liberia.

  17. 1759:

    It looks like new Senegal coach Joseph Koto is going to make Papiss Demba Cisse his captain on a longer term basis. He wore the armband in the friendly against Morocco the other day – and he’s got it again tonight. They’re observing a minute’s silence in Dakar ahead of the game against Liberia in memory of the late Jules Bocande.

  18. 1758:

    Reaction from Cameroon coach Denis Lavagne to their 1-0 win over DR Congo today: “We’ve won the game, this is a good start for us but much still remains to be done – we need to press from the beginning to the end.”

  19. 1756:

    Fans across Africa and beyond are keeping in touch with the qualifiers thanks to the BBC. This email arrives to from Pride (a Zambian): Its 03:00 AM in Brisbane, Australia, and am still awake following BBC Sports live updates. Wishing good luck to my Chipolopolo boys. Lets show Sudan and prove to Africa that we were not crowned champions by accident!

  20. 1752:

    Half time in Monastir where the home team, Tunisia, trail Equatorial Guinea by a goal to nil. Meanwhile we’re counting down to kick-off in Dakar – where our man reports that El Hadji Diouf has found his way into the stadium. Wonder if he’ll have a chat with the team, after some strong words for them earlier in the week?

  21. 1750:

    It’s half time in Khartoum too – 0-0 between Sudan and Zambia. Sudan have dominated possession, says the BBC’s reporter in the ground – but Zambia have had chances on the break as well. This is a really tough group – with Ghana also involved, as well as Lesotho. Next weekend it’s Zambia at home to the Black Stars – that should be a fabulous match-up!

  22. 1747:

    Halftime in Abidjan – 1-0 to Ivory Coast, thanks to that goal from Salomon Kalou.

  23. 1747:

    Gift Mtoto in Malawi is confident that their 0-0 draw with Kenya in Nairobi is the first step on the road to Brazil 2014! “Malawi played good football today, I didn’t expect them to win now we have to beat Nigeria @ home then we will be on our way to Brazil 2014! Go flames go!” Email your thoughts to

  24. 1739:

    Equatorial Guinea take the lead against Tunisia!

  25. 1737:

    Tunisia have a goal ruled out for offside. Khelifa puts the ball into the net but the assistant referee raises his flag.

  26. 1736:

    For those of you who are relying on the BBC to bring you all the news from around the continent – let me remind you we’ll be here tomorrow as well, and throughout the qualifying campaign. This on the SMS from JP, a Zambian in Lagos. “Pity African football doesn’t get the TV coverage it deserves. Watching the England friendly when I should be watching my beloved Chipolopolo!” +44 77 86 20 20 08 for your texts. for your emails.

  27. 1733:

    Tunisia’s best chance of the game so far. Jemaa on his own in the area after good work by Wissem Yahia – but he can’t score. 0-0 against Equatorial Guinea – who are relying on the odd counter attack.

  28. 1731:

    29 minutes played in Sudan – and Zambia coach Herve Renard has rung the changes with captain Chris Katongo going out wide on the left, while Rainford Kalaba moves the other way and is now the front man. And it makes an instant difference as Zambia go close after great work from Kalaba. Still 0-0 though.

  29. 1729:

    Fans are gathering in Dakar for the Senegal versus Liberia match which kicks off in half an hour. Quite a few Liberians backing the Lone Star too. It’s a new era for both teams, who have new coaches in charge. No Demba Ba for Senegal – but his Newcastle United team mate Papiss Demba Cisse does start up front.

  30. 1728:

    No goals yet in Monastir – where conditions have been made tougher by a strong wind. Equatorial Guinea have gone in for a physical game, our reporter says, with lots of fouls in the final third, but Tunisia haven’t been able to profit from a succession of free-kicks.

  31. 1726:

    22 minutes played in Sudan – it’s all the home team so far, with Zambia not able to assert themselves. Mudathir has created chances but shot straight at Kennedy Mwene in the Zambian goal.

  32. 1725:

    Still 1-0 to Ivory Coast over Tanzania. Kalou – the opening goalscorer- has gone close again and Drogba has hit the crossbar with a free-kick.

  33. 1724:

    It’s also halftime in Freetown with Sierra Leone leading Cape Verde 2-0.

  34. 1721:

    19 minutes played in Sudan – where the home team have had more of the possession but can’t create more than long range shots so far. Zambia are relying on the counter attack, our man in the ground reports. Meanwhile it’s half-time in the Gambia, where the home team re leading Morocco 1-0. That would be a great result for the Scorpions – and another difficult day for Eric Gerets.

  35. 1720:

    And SMS to +44 77 86 20 20 08 from Eddie in Livingstone “Go Zambia go! We are behind you till we qualify to the finals in Brazil.”

  36. 1713:

    Tunisia are playing Equatorial Guinea in front of about five or six thousand people. They’ve had the better chances in the opening 10 minutes or so – with Ben Hatira going close, but just putting it wide.

  37. 1711:

    Ivory Coast take the lead against Tanzania.

  38. 1710:

    So The Gambia are leading 1-0 over Morocco – which is a great start for new coach Luciano Mancini. Meanwhile Zambia’s Isaac Chansa shoots straight at Sudan’s keeper after a quick break.

  39. 1708:

    In case you’re confused, Sudan’s game against Zambia has kicked off an hour before it was scheduled to… meanwhile it’s a good turn out in Abidjan and our man in the stadium reports that new Ivorian coach Sabri Lamouchi wasn’t given a bad reception by the fans. There has been talk of unhappiness at the sudden appointment.

  40. 1705:

    Sierra Leone extend their lead against Cape Verde!

  41. 1704:

    Sudan start brightly against Chipolopolo. It’s not a packed stadium but lots of noise as the home team create two good chances in the opening minutes.

  42. 1701:

    The games are coming thick and fast now. In Abidjan Ivory Coast v Tanzania has kicked off and in Khartoum it’s Sudan against African champions Zambia. And they’re also underway in Monastir where Tunisia are playing Equatorial Guinea.

  43. 1659:

    Keep your thoughts coming in. By SMS to +44 77 86 20 20 08. By twitter, using #bbcafricanfootball and by email to

  44. 1655:

    So let’s have a quick summary of where we are so far. Central African Republic have made history with their first ever World Cup qualifying win, a 2-0 victory over Botswana. Kenya and Malawi played out a disappointing 0-0 draw. Cameroon have beaten DR Congo 1-0. Those are the only results so far today – 8 more to come, including the two matches which are on at the moment!

  45. 1651:

    The Gambia strike against Morocco! It’s Abdou Jammeh who put the Scorpions in front.

  46. 1648:

    Sierra Leone take the lead against Cape Verde! It’s Mohamed Kamara with the goal – a corner which went straight in. The goal came in the 10th minute.

  47. 1644:

    Meanwhile later on we’ve got Ivory Coast – ranked number one in Africa of course – against Tanzania in Abidjan. Rama tweets using the hashtag #bbcafricanfootball: ‪#bbcafricanfootball‬ Praying for the Taifa Stars, hoping the players will bring back the football joy that has been fading out day after day

  48. 1639:

    Cameroon beat DR Congo 1-0. That penalty from Choupo-Moting is what divides the two teams. Meanwhile they’re underway in Freetown, where it’s 0-0 after seven minutes. They’re also playing in the game between The Gambia and Morocco and it’s 0-0 with 12 minutes gone.

  49. 1621:

    And later in the day, African champions Zambia meet Sudan in Khartoum – in the same group as Ghana and Lesotho. “The people in the home of the african champions Zambia can’t wait for the qualifiers to begin. We made history by winning African nations Cup for the first time now let’s make history by qualifying for the world cup. Mopat from Zambia here. Chipolopolo!”

  50. 1619:

    We’re counting down to kick-off in Freetown – where Sierra Leone host Cape Verde, and in The Gambia where the Scorpions take on Morocco. They’re both due to get going in about 10 minutes.

  51. 1612:

    They’re not happy in Botswana, after going down 2-0 to Central African Republic. This by SMS to +44 77 86 20 20 08 from an anonymous texter in Botswana: “Something is wrong in the Botswana team, how can we be beaten by an amateur team?” Remember the Zebras build-up has been beset with problems – including difficulties in training, because the BFA had not paid for the facilities.

  52. 1606:

    Cameroon coach Denis Lavagne is shoring up the midfield now they’ve got a 1-0 lead over DR Congo. Striker Kweuke has been withdrawn.

  53. 1600:

    It’s all over in Bangui and Central African Republic have won their first ever World Cup qualifying match, 48 years after joining Fifa. A 2-0 win over Botswana. Two goals from Kethevoama Foxi take them to an historic win. Celebrations are kicking off across Central African Republic. Our man in the stadium reports that fans are singing, dancing and waving flags – and quickly heading out into the streets to party!

  1. 1555:

    Cameroon take the lead against DR Congo! It’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting with the strike, 12 minutes into the second half. A penalty after he was fouled in the box.

  2. 1553:

    Cameroon are pressing in the second half in Yaounde – with Choupo-Moting forcing DR Congo’s Kidiba into a save.

  3. 1545:

    They’re back underway in Yaounde – still 0-0 between Cameroon and DR Congo. The Indomitable Lions will be desperate to get a win under their belts at the start of the Brazil 2014 campaign, especially after failing to qualify for the Cup of Nations earlier this year. They have been through a lot of turmoil – and there had been hopes that a corner had been turned.

  4. 1540:

    Ten minutes to go in Bangui – CAR heading to history with their first ever win in World Cup qualifying. It’s still 2-0 – and back in Botswana, I’m told the radio commentators are suggesting the scoreline could have been even worse.


It’s all action in Bangui – CAR have had a third goal disallowed.

1517: Latest from Yaounde – still nil-nil between Cameroon and DR Congo. Not enough support for Choupo-Moting up front, as far as the home team are concerned. Approaching halftime.

  • 1513: GOAL

    Central African Republic extend their lead against Botswana! 2-0! It’s Kethevoama Foxi with his second of the day – a great individual run from midfield and well finished from 6 yards out. History beckons for Les Fauves – they’ve never before won a World Cup qualifier.

  • 1513: CAR dominating their game in Bangui against Botswana – and leading 1-0.

1507: They’re back underway in Bangui – with Central African Republic leading Botswana 1-0.

1511: Coming up later today we’ll have Sierra Leone against Cape Verde; The Gambia hosting Morocco; Tunisia at home to Equatorial Guinea; Ivory Coast – under new coach Sabri Lamouchi – hosting Tanzania; African champions Zambia visiting Sudan; Burkina Faso against Congo Brazzaville; Liberia in Senegal and Algeria versus Rwanda. You’ll be able to follow it all here.

1506: “Low turn out in the Kenya game is as a result of the football authorities staging the game at Kasarani Stadium very far from the City Centre as opposed to the more central Nyayo Stadium. Folks like me have resorted to watching the game live on TV.” From Majid Yusuf King’ala in Nairobi.

1457: Carlos Kameni the Cameroon goalkeeper is called into action as DR Congo fashion two good chances. The veteran stopper is equal to the task so it’s still 0-0.


Half-time in Bangui. 1-0 to Central African Republic. Meanwhile in Younde Cameroon have had a couple of early opportunities – but not been able to convert them. Still 0-0.

  • 1442: 
    GOAL – The first goal of the day as CAR take the lead against Botswana! Just a few minutes before half time and Central African Republic have a marvellous chance of winning their first ever World Cup qualifier! Kethevoama Foxi is the scorer for Les Fauves.
  • 1431: We’ve got another seven matches for you tomorrow, and Bobby in Zimbabwe is looking forward to The Warriors match against Guinea: “I expect a win for Zimbabwe tomorrow despite still having a number of players sidelined”
  • 1425: It was a dramatic start for Ghana’s campaign yesterday with a 7-0 win over Lesotho in Kumasi – but the game was delayed for more than an hour by power failure, and Aliyu in Ghana is not happy: “SHAME to ECG of Ghana, look at what happened yesteday at the Baba Yara sports stadium”.

1423: 21 minutes gone in Bangui and still 0-0 – but time is running out for both Malawi and Kenya in Nairobi. They’ve passed the hour mark and it’s still 0-0 – and another chance goes begging for Dennis Oliech. Is this game playing into Nigeria’s hands? Malawi sub: Frank Banda comes in for Atusaye Nyondo.

  • 1419: Botswana’s build up to this game has been a poor one and we’re told that, in addition to earlier problems, they’re missing youngster Mogakolodi Ngele for the CAR game as well. He apparently suffered an injury shortly before the game.
  • 1415:
  • Kenya coach Kimanzi has brought on his first sub: Titus Mulama comes in for Jamal Mohammed. Will rining the changes help? Still goalless – and no news of any goals from Bangui yet. Meanwhile in Yaounde it’s just over 10 minutes before kick off.
  • 1409: The second game of the day, Central African Republic against Botswana in Group A is underway.
  • 1406: James in Nairobi on the SMS: “In the 2nd half i expect kenya to make some changes in the midfield. It malfunctioned. If they are playing like this in Nairobi how about when they visit Nigeria?” But Kimanzi hasn’t made any changes yet…
  • 1405: They’re back underway in Nairobi – still 0-0 between Kenya and Malawi., No changes from the Kenya coach.

1400: We’ve got the Cameroon team news ahead of their match with DR Congo, which kicks off at half past. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is going to be leading the line for them. Meanwhile CAR v Botswana should be kicking-off about now in Bangui.


And it’s 0-0 at the break in Nairobi. Both sides have had chances but neither has been able to grab them. A good opportunity for Oliech right at the end of the 1st half but he couldn’t finish… meanwhile they’re counting down to kick-off in Bangui – less than 15 minutes to go till Central African Republic kick off against Botswana.

1344: As we head to half-time in Nairobi, with the score still at 0-0, Limo in Eldoret sends an SMS to +44 77 86 20 20 08: “If we gonna win this game our midfielders need to pull up their socks n supply oliech with decent balls” – unhappiness creeping in, and the campaign is only 44 minutes old!


Malawi coach Kinnah Phiri is ringing the changes – even before half time. Ngalande is off, replaced by John Banda. Still 0-0 and we’re getting towards half time.

1331: Approaching the half hour mark in Nairobi and neither side has managed to make a breakthrough yet. It’s a cagey start to the long road to Brazil – but the onus is surely on Kenya to get three points at home. Especially as one of the other teams in Group F are Nigeria – who host Namibia in Calabar tomorrow.

1328: An anonymous texter on  is nervous in Nairobi: “Kenya’s midfield, with such experience, is giving up the ball too easily. Hopefully they’ll improve and give us a win.”

1326: Mungii on the emailin Nairobi reckons the Harambee Stars are going to claim victory today – but they’re going to have to do better in front of goal if they’re going to manage that.

1320: 25 thousand or so Kenyan fans have turned out to watch the Harambee Stars. Coach Kimanzi was suggesting before the game that expectations are low – but they’re there to back the team. The BBC’s John Nene in the ground says that Oliech is proving the key man for Kenya, as you’d expect… with Robin Ngalande of Atletico Madrid leading the line for the Flames. 16 minutes gone, still 0-0.

1318: Not much action to report in Nairobi as yet… both teams trying to settle down into a rhythm.

1314: Nick in Nairobi sends an SMSThis is such a compact team. The best we have had for a long time and hopefuly its gonna give us some joy. If we don’t win today at home we might as well forget the world cup.

  • 1308: That’s the only game for an hour or so, but from 1400 GMT we’ve got CAR v Botswana in Bangui – remember CAR have never before won a World Cup qualifier. And after that the games come thick and fast…

1304: Kenya and Malawi is underway in Nairobi.

The race to Brazil 2014 gets going in earnest today, with  games taking place across the continent as the teams who did not make it to the last world cup competition play off for the right to go into the hat with those that did. These are second round matches.

Here is the link to results of the matches played on Friday:
2014 World Cup qualifier: Winning Starts for Ghana and Egypt

Kenya – Malawi | Saturday, June 2 Venue: Nairobi

The Flames are already in Nairobi for their first World Cup qualifier against the Harambee Stars on Saturday. Coach Kinnah Phiri has already shown respect to his opponents, but warned that they are in for a tough time. “Kenya is a very good team, very tactical and we have enough respect for them,” he said to reporters. “We have played them several times and they are not a team to be taken lightly.”

CAR – Botswana | Saturday, June 2 Venue: Bangui

Central African Republic and Botswana are both in Group A and will kick off their campaign in Bangui on Saturday. The Wild Beasts are seen as the underdogs since they have never qualified for the global showpiece and the continental flagship. The Zebras made it to their maiden Africa Cup of Nations this year, and such an experience puts them in a better position to put CAR in check.Botswana will be without star midfielder Magogi Gabonamong and captain Mompathi Thum.

Sierra Leone – Cape Verde | Saturday, June 2 Venue: Freetown

Sierra Leone is going into this game without their key man Rodney Strasser. The AC Milan midfielder is still suffering from an ankle injury he suffered in training on Wednesday. The Leone Stars will still have to delight their fans at home with their opening game at the Freetown Stadium.

Gambia – Morocco | Saturday, June 2 Venue: Bakau

The Atlas Lions have already served notice they are going to devour the Scorpions at their own backyard on Saturday. Coach Eric Gerets is hopeful of securing a result at the Independence Stadium in Bakau in their 2014 World Cup qualifier. The northern African side means business and are in Banjul with a powerful delegation accompanied by former Sporting Lisbon, Deportivo La Coruna and Tottenham Hotspur defender, Noureddine Naybet, who now works with the Moroccan FA.

Senegal – Liberia | Saturday, June 2 Venue: Dakar

The Teranga Lions are going into this qualifying game as the wounded side in terms of injuries and the Lone Stars must capitalise on it to gain some points at the Stade Leopold. Senegal will be without Demba Ba and the injured quartet of Issar Dia, Kader Mangane, Souleymane Diawara and Pape Malickou Diakhate for Saturday’s Group J match in Dakar.

Sudan – Zambia | Saturday, June 2 Venue: Khartoum

Group D’s toughest game is between the Falcons of Jediane and the Chipolopolo in Khartoum. The ruling African champions will be looking forward to maintain a fine form after their sterling 2012 Africa Cup of Nations feat which resulted in their maiden continental trophy. A win against Sudan will boost their confidence level since their next game is against mighty Ghana.

Burkina Faso – Congo | Saturday, June 2 Venue: Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso are going into their first competitive game after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations showing in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. It is going to be coach Paul Put’s debut and snatching all points at home in their opening World Cup group E qualifier in Ouagadougou will be a welcoming start.

Niger – Gabon | Sunday, June 3 Venue: Niamey

Africa’s rising side Niger will play host to the 2012 Nations Cup co-hosts Gabon at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey. It is going to be everyone’s game, but the Panthers seem to have the upper hand with their experienced squad although they are the visiting side.

Zimbabwe – Guinea | Sunday, June 3 Venue: Harare

Zimbabwe kicked off their first round qualifying campaign for South Africa 2013 on a shaky note. They lost 2-1 against Botswana. A win at home in their 2014 World Cup Group G qualifier against Guinea will be a morale booster. Coach Rahman Gumbo of Zimbabwe knows what to expect and it seems he is telling his charges exactly what to do. “It won’t be an easy match, so we need to be fully prepared,” he said at a press conference.

Benin – Mali | Sunday, June 3 Venue: Cotonou

The Squirrels are hoping for a successful qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014, after having qualified for three of the last five Afcon. The national team has been handed over to former France international Manuel Amoros, who has been tasked purposely for qualification and same applies to his counterpart on the Malian side Amadou Pathe Diallo.

Angola – Uganda | Sunday, June 3 Venue: Luanda

The Palancas Negras have been training in Portugal ahead of this game and recorded impressive results over club sides in warm-up games. The Cranes will be playing at the November 11 Stadium with the hopes of restoring that painful 2-0 defeat in the hands of the southern Africans during the 2012 Afcon qualifiers at the same venue.
Group A

01-05/06/12: South Africa v Ethiopia
01-05/06/12: Central African Republic v Botswana

08-12/06/12: Botswana v South Africa
08-12/06/12: Ethiopia v Central African Republic

Group B

01-05/06/12: Tunisia v Eq Guinea
01-05/06/12: Sierra Leone v Cape Verde

08-12/06/12: Cape Verde v Tunisia
08-12/06/12: Eq Guinea v Sierra Leone

Group C

01-05/06/12: Ivory Coast v Tanzania
01-05/06/12: The Gambia v Morocco

08-12/06/12: Morocco v Ivory Coast
08-12/06/12: Tanzania v The Gambia

Group D

01-05/06/12: Ghana v Lesotho
01-05/06/12: Sudan v Zambia

08-12/06/12: Zambia v Ghana
08-12/06/12: Lesotho v Sudan

Group E

01-05/06/12: Burkina Faso v Congo
01-05/06/12: Niger v Gabon

08-12/06/12: Gabon v Burkina Faso
08-12/06/12: Congo v Niger

Group F

01-05/06/12: Nigeria v Namibia
01-05/06/12: Kenyav Malawi

08-12/06/12: Malawi v Nigeria
08-12/06/12: Namibia v Kenya


01-05/06/12: Egypt v Mozambique
03/06/12: Zimbabwe v Guinea

08-12/06/12: Guinea v Egypt
08-12/06/12: Mozambique v Zimbabwe


01-05/06/12: Algeria v Rwanda
01-05/06/12: Benin v Mali

08-12/06/12: Mali v Algeria
08-12/06/12: Rwanda v Benin


01-05/06/12: Cameroon v DR Congo
01-05/06/12: Togo v Libya

08-12/06/12: Libya v Cameroon
08-12/06/12: DR Congo v Togo


01-05/06/12: Senegal v Liberia
01-05/06/12: Angola v Uganda

08-12/06/12: Uganda v Senegal
08-12/06/12: Liberia v Angola



11/11/11: Lesotho 1-0 Burundi
15/11/11: Burundi 2-1 Lesotho
2-2 on aggregate Lesotho advance on away goals rule

11/11/11: Sao Tome e Principe 0-5 Congo
15/11/11: Congo 1-1 Sao Tome e Principe
Congo advance 6-1 on aggregate

11/11/11: Chad 1-2 Tanzania
15/11/11: Tanzania 0-1 Chad
2-2 on aggregate Tanzania advance on away goals rule

11/11/11: Eritrea 1-1 Rwanda
15/11/11: Rwanda 3-1 Eritrea
Rwanda advance 4-2 on aggregate

11/11/11: Swaziland 1-3 DR Congo
15/11/11: DR Congo 5-1 Swaziland
DR Congo advance 8-2 on aggregate

11/11/11: Djibouti 0-4 Namibia
15/11/11: Namibia 4-0 Djibouti
Namibia advance 8-0 on aggregate

11/11/11: Seychelles 0-3 Kenya
15/11/11: Kenya 4-0 Seychelles
Kenya advance 7-0 on aggregate

11/11/11: Comoros 0-1 Mozambique
15/11/11: Mozambique 4-1 Comoros
Mozambique advance 5-1 on aggregate

11/11/11: Equatorial Guinea 2-0 Madagascar
15/11/11: Madagascar 2-1 Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea advance 3-2 on aggregate

11/11/11: Guinea-Bissau 1-1 Togo
15/11/11: Togo 1-0 Guinea-Bissau
Togo advance 2-1 on aggregate

12/11/11: Somalia 0-0 Ethiopia (played in Djibouti)
16/11/11: Ethiopia 5-0 Somalia
Ethiopia advance 5-0 on aggregate

11/11/11: Mauritius c-c Liberia
15/11/11: Liberia c-c Mauritius
Liberia advance after Mauritius withdraw