Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon became the first three African nations to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with victories over the weekend. FIFA.com rounds up all the action.
A 4-1 win over Tunisia secured Cameroon's passage to the FIFA World Cup after goals from Pierre Webo, Benjamin Moudandjo and a Jean Makoun brace sealed their place in Brazil.
Saint-Etienne added to Nancy's troubles with a 3-0 win, Montpellier dropped Evian 1-0, and Sochaux fought to a hard-earned 2-2 draw with Rennes.
Olympiacos moved within two points of leaders Panathinaikos with a 2-0 win over Panionios, while PAOK slipped further back in third after a goalless draw with Aris Salonika.
Aston Villa have announced the signing of Cameroon international Jean Makoun on a three-and-a-half year deal from Lyon, with reports suggesting Gerard Houllier paid £6million for the midfielder.
Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier is stepping up his bid to sign 27-year-old Cameroon midfielder Jean Makoun from his former club Lyon in a £6million deal.