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.
“Reaching the world finals for the first time in Gabon’s history is a dream we can achieve if we really put our minds to it,” Gabon forward Pierre-Eymerick Aubameyang.
Group E is set to be wide open with all four contenders looking in with a shot of qualification, as Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger and first round favourites Congo all have reasons to talk up their own chances.