Reigning CAF African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure has once again been nominated for the award, with four Nigerians also among the shortlist.
Côte d'Ivoire beat Senegal 3-1 and Aristide Bance missed a first-half penalty but converted one in the second half to give Burkina Faso a 3-2 victory over Algeria in the first-legs of their FIFA World Cup™ play-offs.
Mohamed Salah's hat-trick for Egypt in their 4-2 win in Zimbabwe has put the Pharaohs on the brink of the final round of African qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, while Togo earned a big win over Cameroon.
Nigeria waited until the last minute of stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw with Kenya in African FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, while Côte d'Ivoire beat Gambia 3-0 and Burkina Faso won 4-0 against Niger.
After a memorable 2013 so far, finishing as surprise runners-up in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2013, Burkina Faso are now looking to make up for a bad start in Brazil 2014 qualifying, star winger Jonathan Pitroipa told FIFA.com.
Nigeria concluded a thrilling tournament by edging Burkina Faso to win a third continental crown and book passage to the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. FIFA.com reviews all the action from a fascinating 23 days in South Africa.