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CAN Zonal Qualifications - World Cup 2010: Full results of June 6 and 7 matches
Analysis, standings and results of the Africa Zone
Surprises and confirmations this weekend. Gabon is on a winning spree. Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ghana have also won their matches, while Algeria has repositioned itself. Cameroon continues to disappoint while the great Egyptian team has collapsed under pressure. Here is a recap and analysis of the full results of the weekend’s qualification matches ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Gabon, surprise leader of Group A, continued with its endless surprises as favourites whilst Cameroon and Morocco are still under-performing. On June 20, the Panthers of Gabon will have the opportunity to confirm their first place position when they host the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Libreville. Another Gabonese win victory will put them in an ideal position for the qualification and finally eliminate the Indomitable Lions. Morocco will also host Togo, a last chance for the Lions of the Atlas to prove their mastery.
The two favourites of the group have emerged effortlessly and will compete for first position on June 20 in Rades. Mozambique and Kenya will also compete for the third and final qualifying place for the CAN in Angola.
Algeria has pulled a shocker and jumped to the top of the list after thrashing a powerless Pharaos 3 to 1. On June 20, the Fennecs and Zambia will face each other at Chililabombwe. The two teams share equal points. For the time being, first place is still at stake.
Ghana continues its march forward after scoring 2 goals to nil against Mali last March Stadium in Bamako. The Black Stars will have the opportunity to increase their lead soon or they will have to move to Sudan. June 21, Mali will face Benin in Bamako with the obligation to win to keep hope alive.
Group E: Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso share first place with two wins in two games. Their match scheduled for June 20 in Ouagadougou will be decisive. Guinea, on the other hand will host Malawi Jun 21 in Conakry, a victory is imperative for a qualification for the CAN in Angola.
Burkina Faso 1-0 Malawi