The Bureau of the Organising Committee has decided to exclude the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) from the preliminary competition.
Benin won to join Nigeria and Cameroon in the third phase of African Zone qualifying, while Côte d'Ivoire and Egypt are on the brink of progression.
Mohamed Aboutrika's 30th-minute strike gave Egypt a 1-0 win over Congo DR, opening up a three-point gap at the top of Group 12.
In the second half of FIFA.com's preview of this weekend's African qualifiers for South Africa 2010, we look ahead to the action in Groups 7 to 12.
FIFA today confirmed that the forthcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup preliminary match between Ethiopia and Morocco has been postponed.
Groups 7 to 12 of the African qualifiers have thrown up surprises aplenty; none bigger than Burkina Faso being the only team on maximum points.