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.
Cameroon made it five from five for FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the Africa Cup of Nations last eight, but not without help from surprising Zambia.
Cameroon came from behind to defeat Zambia 3-2, while Tunisia and Gabon drew to leave all four teams with a way through at the Cup of Nations.
Hull City striker Daniel Cousin was the hero as Gabon caused the biggest upset so far in a shock-filled Cup of Nations by defeating Cameroon 1-0.
The Indomitable Lions and the Super Eagles booked their places at South Africa 2010, while Egypt and Algeria face play-off on Wednesday.
The Indomitable Lions held firm to top Group A, joining fellow Africans South Africa, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.