Libya and Egypt both secured dramatic late wins on Sunday as Africa's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying group stage continued in thrilling fashion.
Algeria are just one of the African favourites making tricky away debuts this weekend in Brazil 2014 qualifying, while Ghana travel to face continental champions Zambia. FIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.
South Africa have sacked Pitso Mosimane following a disappointing draw with Ethiopia and placed Steve Komphela in temporary charge.
It was a tough day for strikers in Africa as Bafana Bafana were held at home by Ethiopia, Nigeria just earned a win and no side managed more than a single goal.
Despite facing a challenging trip to South Africa in Brazil 2014 qualifying, veteran Ethiopia coach Sewnet Bishaw says his players are ready to fight for points in Rustenburg.
The Brazil 2014 preliminaries reach the group stage in Africa this weekend with a host of continental giants seeking to ease anxieties by making a positive start to their respective campaigns.