North Africa duo secure tickets to UAE 2013
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Tunisia and hosts Morocco are both through to the semi-finals of the CAF U-17 Championship and have therefore booked their place at the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013.

The North African pair will play off for first and second place in Group A of the CAF U-17 Championship, but both are secure of qualification. The hosts finalised their place in the semi-finals, and a berth on the world stage, with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Botswana.

A brace from Bnou Marzouk in each half saw off the Baby Zebras of Botswana, with a deflected effort by midfielder Sakhi accounting for the other goal.

Tunisia booked their place in the semi-finals with a 4-2 win over Gabon, following a similarly comprehensive 3-1 victory over Botswana,