The final Group A matchday of the CAF U-17 Championship proved a decisive and eventful one, ending with South Africa eliminated in tears and shouts of joy for top-spot Togo and runners-up Tunisia.

Hosts Togo ran away with the group honours, a spot in the semi-finals and an all-important place at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Korea this summer with a 2-1 win over Gabon in their last group-stage contest on Friday.

Tunisia's 2-2 draw with South Africa in Lome was enough to see the North Africans sneak into semis as runners-up, one slim point behind the hosts. And just one behind them, South Africa - who put in some fine performances in Togo - were pipped at the final hurdle and eliminated from both the continental doings and the world finals in the Far East.

Tunisia and Togo's opponents in the semi-finals on 20 March will be known after Ghana and Nigeria - both on six points after two wins apiece in Group B and already qualified for Korea 2007 - meet one another in a top-of-the-table decider in Kegue on Saturday 17 March.

The final of the CAF championship will take place in Kegue on 25 March.