Tunisia made it two wins from two, while South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire all had to make do with away draws on Saturday in the African qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Namibia coach Bernard Kaanjuka says he is trying to keep his young team eager and relaxed as they prepare for the heavyweight task of taking on Nigeria to start Brazil 2014 group qualifying in Africa.
Asian and Caribbean upsets, tight battles in South America and a first-ever win for American Samoa were among the latest qualifying tales as the race for Brazil 2014 heated up.