Peter Odemwingie led Nigeria's Super Eagles past Mozambique, while Egypt preserved their unbeaten streak in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
With two vital South Africa 2010 qualifiers on the horizon, there has been a timely confidence boost for Mozambique in the global standings.
The return of FC Sion left-back Paito was one of few changes made to Mart Nooij's squad for Mozambique's South Africa 2010 qualifier against Nigeria.
Mozambique may be outsiders to qualify for South Africa 2010, but coach Mart Nooij tells FIFA.com that his charges have earned a right to think big.
Congo DR, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Egypt and Mali all picked up important wins to help their bids to reach South Africa 2010.