The Cup of Nations was a showcase for players seemingly on the cusp of greatness. We look at Egypt’s Gedo and a few other stars in the making.
Ghana will next meet Angola after grabbing a place in the quarter-finals of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso.
Africa Cup of Nations favourites Côte d'Ivoire were held to a goalless draw by a stubborn Burkina Faso in their Angola 2010 opener.
With the South Africa 2010 field now completed, FIFA.com looks at the stories behind the numbers from a record-breaking qualifying phase.
The Indomitable Lions and the Super Eagles booked their places at South Africa 2010, while Egypt and Algeria face play-off on Wednesday.
Algeria or Egypt? Cameroon or Gabon? Tunisia or Nigeria? A dramatic conclusion ensues as Africa's last three places at the FIFA World Cup are seized.