Egypt, Tunisia and Congo fell just short of securing a place in the final round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and now just two group matchdays remain before the head-to-head round.
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune collected the South African Premiership Player of the Season award after skippering his side to their first title in eight years.
The latest edition of the Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates takes place on Saturday with massive interest in a match that could decide Africa's richest domestic competition.
Soumaila Diakite was the hero for Mali after saving two penalties in their 3-1 shootout win over hosts South Africa to help his side progress to the CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-final. The match had finished 1-1 after extra time.
After a being spotted on the side-lines at a trial, South Africa's Itumeleng Khune has gone from aspiring defender to one of the continent's top goalkeepers, and is set to play a key role at the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
Kaizer Chiefs crushed Ajax Cape Town 3-0 to cement top spot on the ladder ahead of the sold-out Soweto derby against second-placed Orlando Pirates.