2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

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This page details the process of qualifying for the 2008 African Cup of Nations.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 16 qualified teams were:

Teams that did not enter[edit]

(FIFA World Ranking of 16 May 2007)

Team Excluded[edit]

(FIFA World Ranking of 16 May 2007)

Qualifying round[edit]

The 47 nations were divided into 11 groups of four teams and 1 group of 3 teams, with the 12 group winners and the best 3 runners-up from groups with four teams (originally groups 1–11, now groups 2–11 after the withdrawal of Djibouti from group 1) qualifying for the finals. Qualifying took place between 2 September 2006 and 13 October 2007.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Ivory Coast 4 3 1 0 13 0 +13 10
 Gabon 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
 Madagascar 4 0 0 4 0 14 −14 0
 Djibouti Withdrew

On 17 August 2006, the Djibouti Football Federation announced that  Djibouti was withdrawing from the qualifying tournament, without giving a reason.[1]

2 September 2006
Gabon  4–0  Madagascar
Antchouet Goal 40'
Cousin Goal 67' (pen.)
N'Zigou Goal 76', Goal 82'

8 October 2006
Ivory Coast  5–0  Gabon
K. Touré Goal 10'
Koné Goal 22'55'70'
Dindane Goal 32'


3 June 2007
Ivory Coast  5–0  Madagascar
Kalou Goal 18'
Koné Goal 30'82'
Y. Touré Goal 48'
Drogba Goal 90'


8 September 2007
Gabon  0–0  Ivory Coast

Djibouti withdrew prior to the start of qualification; all Djibouti matches were therefore cancelled.

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Egypt 6 3 3 0 9 2 +7 12
 Mauritania 6 2 1 3 9 10 −1 7
 Burundi 6 2 1 3 6 8 −2 7
 Botswana 6 2 1 3 3 7 −4 7

2 September 2006
Egypt  4–1  Burundi
Zidane Goal 5'
Abd-Rabou Goal 29'
Aboutraika Goal 31'
Hassan Goal 52' (pen.)
Musabah Suleimani Goal 79' (pen.)

2 September 2006
Mauritania  4–0  Botswana
M'Bodj Goal 2'
Moussa Goal 10'23'
Langlet Goal 31'




25 March 2007
Egypt  3–0  Mauritania
Zidan Goal 20'
Sidibé Goal 23' (o.g.)
Ghaly Goal 66'

3 June 2007
Burundi  1–0  Botswana
Hakimana Goal 63'

3 June 2007
Mauritania  1–1  Egypt
Langlet Goal 67' Hassan Goal 15'



13 October 2007[3]
Egypt  1–0  Botswana
Fadl Goal 77'

13 October 2007[3]
Mauritania  2–1  Burundi
Corville Goal 32'
Teguedi Goal 50'
Imantona Goal 85' (pen.)

Group 3[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Nigeria 15 6 5 0 1 10 3 +7
 Uganda 11 6 3 2 1 8 3 +5
 Niger 4 6 1 1 4 5 11 -6
 Lesotho 4 6 1 1 4 3 9 -6

2 September 2006
Uganda  3–0  Lesotho
Massa Goal 29'42'
Obua Goal 57' (pen.)

2 September 2006
Nigeria  2–0  Niger
Yakubu Goal 27'
Obodo Goal 60'

8 October 2006
Lesotho  0–1  Nigeria
Yakubu Goal 50'


24 March 2007
Nigeria  1–0  Uganda
Kanu Goal 73'

25 March 2007
Lesotho  3–1  Niger
Potse Goal 22'44'
Marai Goal 75'
Kamilou Goal 80'

2 June 2007
Uganda  2–1  Nigeria
Obua Goal 52' (pen.)
Sekagya Goal 65' (pen.)
Utaka Goal 25'

3 June 2007
Niger  2–0  Lesotho
Djibo Goal 10'
Sako Goal 36'

17 June 2007
Niger  1–3  Nigeria
Kamilou Goal 68' Kanu Goal 40'
Taiwo Goal 70'
Yakubu Goal 89'


8 September 2007
Nigeria  2–0  Lesotho
Makinwa Goal 42'
Uche Goal 73'

8 September 2007
Uganda  3–1  Niger
Obua Goal 2' (pen.)77'86' Idrissa Goal 45'

Group 4[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Sudan 15 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9
 Tunisia 13 6 4 1 1 12 3 +9
 Seychelles 4 6 1 1 4 3 14 -11
 Mauritius 2 6 0 2 4 3 10 -7

3 September 2006
Mauritius  0–0  Tunisia

3 September 2006
Sudan  3–0  Seychelles
Galag Goal 22'
Tambal Goal 77' (pen.)90'

7 October 2006
Seychelles  2–1  Mauritius
Brutus Goal 22'81' Godon Goal 50'

7 October 2006
Tunisia  1–0  Sudan
Lado Goal 79' (o.g.)

24 March 2007
Seychelles  0–3  Tunisia
Jemâa Goal 16'76'80'

25 March 2007
Mauritius  1–2  Sudan
Naboth Goal 68' Agab Goal 42'86'

2 June 2007
Sudan  3–0  Mauritius
Gastin Goal 24'65'
Agab Goal 44'

2 June 2007
Tunisia  4–0  Seychelles
Jemâa Goal 25'
Zaiem Goal 41'66'
Chermiti Goal 81'

16 June 2007
Seychelles  0–2  Sudan
Agab Goal 46'
Tambal Goal 61'

16 June 2007
Tunisia  2–0  Mauritius
Jemâa Goal 44'
Nafti Goal 60'

9 September 2007
Mauritius  1–1  Seychelles
Perle Goal 59' Godfrey Goal 43' (pen.)

9 September 2007
Sudan  3–2  Tunisia
Eldin Goal 26'
Agab Goal 61' (pen.)
Al Tahir Goal 72'
Tafti Goal 55'
Santos Goal 82' (pen.)

Group 5[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Cameroon 15 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9
 Equatorial Guinea 10 6 3 1 2 6 7 -1
 Rwanda 6 6 2 0 4 10 11 -1
 Liberia 4 6 1 1 4 6 13 -7

3 September 2006
Rwanda  0–3  Cameroon
Feutchine Goal 55'
Geremi Goal 62'
Nguemo Goal 84'



8 October 2006
Liberia  3–2  Rwanda
Doe Goal 24'
Makor Goal 68'
Williams Goal 76'
Karekezi Goal 70'
Mulenda Goal 82'

24 March 2007
Cameroon  3–1  Liberia
Webó Goal 12'24'
Idrissou Goal 86'
Doe Goal 38'

25 March 2007
Equatorial Guinea  3–1  Rwanda
Neles Goal 10'
Rondo Goal 25' (pen.)
J. Epitié Goal 83'
Karekezi Goal 17'


3 June 2007
Liberia  1–2  Cameroon
Mennoh Goal 80' Mbia Goal 12'
Eto'o Goal 78'

17 June 2007
Cameroon  2–1  Rwanda
Idrissou Goal 16'
Geremi Goal 49'
Gatete Goal 79'


8 September 2007
Rwanda  4–0  Liberia
Bokota Goal 21'
Makasi Goal 29'
Witakenge Goal 85'
Karekezi Goal 89'

Group 6[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Angola 13 6 4 1 1 16 5 +11
 Eritrea 9 6 2 3 1 5 8 -3
 Kenya 7 6 2 1 3 6 7 -1
 Swaziland 3 6 0 3 3 0 7 -7

2 September 2006
Kenya  1–2  Eritrea
Mambo Mumba Goal 65' Origi Goal 60' (o.g.)
Shimangus Goal 68'

3 September 2006
Swaziland  0–2  Angola
Jamba Goal 21'
Locó Goal 80'

7 October 2006
Eritrea  0–0  Swaziland

8 October 2006
Angola  3–1  Kenya
Flávio Goal 27'68'
Mateus Goal 60'
Ambani Goal 81'

25 March 2007
Angola  6–1  Eritrea
Flávio Goal 26'69'
Mantorras Goal 35'
Kalanga Goal 41'
Mendonça Goal 51'
Figueiredo Goal 80'
Tenese Gay Goal 58'

25 March 2007
Kenya  2–0  Swaziland
Mariga Goal 51'
Shikanda Goal 75'

2 June 2007
Eritrea  1–1  Angola
Abubeker Goal 17' Maurito Goal 88'


16 June 2007
Eritrea  1–0  Kenya
Aregay Goal 80'


8 September 2007
Kenya  2–1  Angola
Boya Goal 18'
Oliech Goal 87'
Manucho Goal 35'

9 September 2007
Swaziland  0–0  Eritrea

Group 7[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Senegal 11 6 3 2 1 12 3 +9
 Mozambique 9 6 2 3 1 5 4 +1
 Tanzania 8 6 2 2 2 4 7 -3
 Burkina Faso 4 6 1 1 4 5 12 -7

2 September 2006
Tanzania  2–1  Burkina Faso
Coulibaly Goal 23' (o.g.)
Khalfan Goal 65'
Cissé Goal 39'

2 September 2006
Senegal  2–0  Mozambique
Nando Goal 33' (o.g.)
Ndaw Goal 61'



24 March 2007
Senegal  4–0  Tanzania
Niang Goal 35'49'64'
Kamara Goal 46'


2 June 2007
Tanzania  1–1  Senegal
Khalfan Goal 18' Ba Goal 75'

3 June 2007
Mozambique  3–1  Burkina Faso
Monteiro Goal 7'
Tico-Tico Goal 42'48'
Sanou Goal 38'



8 September 2007
Senegal  5–1  Burkina Faso
N'Daw Goal 28'
N'Doye Goal 69'
Camara Goal 73'83'
Diouf Goal 87'
Traoré Goal 40'

Group 8[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Guinea 11 6 3 2 1 10 3 +7
 Algeria 8 6 2 2 2 6 6 0
 Gambia 8 6 2 2 2 6 6 0
 Cape Verde 5 6 1 2 3 3 10 -7

3 September 2006
Gambia  2–0  Cape Verde
Ceesay Goal 8' (pen.)
Jatta Goal 88'

3 September 2006
Guinea  0–0  Algeria

7 October 2006
Algeria  1–0  Gambia
Ziani Goal 75' (pen.)

7 October 2006
Cape Verde  1–0  Guinea
Lito Goal 52'

24 March 2007
Gambia  0–2  Guinea
Diawara Goal 50'
Feindouno Goal 70'

24 March 2007
Algeria  2–0  Cape Verde
Deham Goal 60'
Meniri Goal 89'

2 June 2007
Cape Verde  2–2  Algeria
Soares Goal 65'
Borges Goal 90'
Bougherra Goal 33'
Saifi Goal 84'

3 June 2007
Guinea  2–2  Gambia
Diallo Goal 10'
Mansaré Goal 53'
Sonko Goal 51'
Jagne Goal 71'

16 June 2007
Algeria  0–2  Guinea
Mansaré Goal 43'
Feindouno Goal 84'


9 September 2007
Gambia  2–1  Algeria
Jatta Goal 75' (pen.)86' Saifi Goal 58'

9 September 2007
Guinea  4–0  Cape Verde
Feindouno Goal 19'
Cissé Goal 32'
Camara Goal 39'
Bangoura Goal 45'

Group 9[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Mali 12 6 3 3 0 10 1 +9
 Benin 11 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6
 Togo 9 6 3 0 3 7 9 -2
 Sierra Leone 1 6 0 1 5 1 14 -13

3 September 2006
Sierra Leone  0–0  Mali

3 September 2006
Togo  2–1  Benin
Dossevi Goal 15'
Amewou Goal 75'
Tchomogo Goal 83'

8 October 2006
Benin  2–0  Sierra Leone
Chitou Goal 22'
Ogunbiyi Goal 77'

8 October 2006
Mali  1–0  Togo
Traoré Goal 90+1'

24 March 2007
Togo  3–1  Sierra Leone
Adebayor Goal 37'85'
Olufade Goal 62'
Kallon Goal 77'

25 March 2007
Mali  1–1  Benin
Kanouté Goal 47' (pen.) Ogunbiyi Goal 44'

3 June 2007
Sierra Leone  0–1  Togo
senaya Goal 78'

3 June 2007
Benin  0–0  Mali

17 June 2007
Benin  4–1  Togo
Omotoyossi Goal 44'52'
Sessègnon Goal 47'
Ogunbiyi Goal 58'
Olufade Goal 75'

17 June 2007
Mali  6–0  Sierra Leone
Sidibé Goal 22' (pen.)
Keita Goal 68'87'
Diallo Goal 72'89'
Basala Goal 90'

12 October 2007[5]
Sierra Leone  0–2  Benin
Tchomogo Goal 9'63'

12 October 2007[5]
Togo  0–2  Mali
Kanouté Goal 41'
Sidibé Goal 90'

Group 10[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Namibia 10 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1
 DR Congo 9 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2
 Libya 8 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1
 Ethiopia 6 6 2 0 4 5 9 -4

3 September 2006
Ethiopia  1–0  Libya
Mebratu Goal 15'

3 September 2006
DR Congo  3–2  Namibia
Mbele Goal 31'
Kalulika Goal 67'
Kinkela Goal 80'
Plaatjies Goal 37'60'

7 October 2006
Namibia  1–0  Ethiopia
Jacobs Goal 18' (pen.)

8 October 2006
Libya  1–1  DR Congo
Hussein Goal 63' Bageta Goal 40'

25 March 2007
Libya  2–1  Namibia
Al Rewani Goal 12'
El Taib Goal 61'
Helu Goal 88'

29 April 2007[6]
DR Congo  2–0  Ethiopia
Mbungu Goal 29'
LuaLua Goal 52' (pen.)


2 June 2007
Namibia  1–0  Libya
Benjamin Goal 5'

16 June 2007
Namibia  1–1  DR Congo
Pienaar Goal 40' Matumona Goal 27'

17 June 2007
Libya  3–1  Ethiopia
Zuway Goal 11'48'
Al Rewani Goal 23'
Tefera Goal 59'

8 September 2007
DR Congo  1–1  Libya
Nonda Goal 39' (pen.) Hussein Goal 51'

8 September 2007
Ethiopia  2–3  Namibia
Bogale Goal 44'
Said Goal 67'
Bester Goal 64'82'
Katupose Goal 86'

Group 11[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Zambia 11 6 3 2 1 9 3 +6
 South Africa 11 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6
 Congo 7 6 1 4 1 5 6 -1
 Chad 2 6 0 2 4 3 14 -11

Zambia finished as group winner by winning the head-to-head against South Africa.


3 September 2006
Chad  0–2  Zambia
Chamanga Goal 47'
Phiri Goal 58'

8 October 2006
Congo  3–1  Chad
Abdoulaye Goal 17'
Malonga Goal 29'
N'Guessi Goal 46'
Dongar Goal 89'

8 October 2006
Zambia  0–1  South Africa
Makoena Goal 28'



2 June 2007
South Africa  4–0  Chad
Morris Goal 13'
Zuma Goal 23'33'
Nomvethe Goal 74'

2 June 2007
Zambia  3–0  Congo
Mulenga Goal 22'
Ngo Goal 74' (o.g.)
Chalwe Goal 87'

16 June 2007
Zambia  1–1  Chad
Mbesuma Goal 57' Kedigui Goal 13'

17 June 2007
Congo  1–1  South Africa
Bantsimba Goal 59' Zuma Goal 51'

9 September 2007
Chad  1–1  Congo
Mbaiguidim Goal 90' Mayimbi Goal 6'

9 September 2007
South Africa  1–3  Zambia
McCarthy Goal 51' Katongo Goal 6'28'30'

Group 12[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Morocco 10 4 3 1 0 6 1 +5
 Zimbabwe 4 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1
 Malawi 3 4 1 0 3 2 6 -4

2 September 2006
Morocco  2–0  Malawi
Chamakh Goal 50'
Boussoufa Goal 72'

7 October 2006
Malawi  1–0  Zimbabwe
Chavula Goal 33'

25 March 2007
Zimbabwe  1–1  Morocco
Nyandoro Goal 82' Hadji Goal 7'

2 June 2007
Morocco  2–0  Zimbabwe
Chamakh Goal 3'
Hadji Goal 26'

16 June 2007
Malawi  0–1  Morocco
El Moubarki Goal 12'

9 September 2007
Zimbabwe  3–1  Malawi
Nkhatha Goal 24'
Mteki Goal 54'
Mwanjali Goal 61'
Kanyenda Goal 43'

Best runners-up (groups 2-11)[edit]

The best 3 runners-up from groups with four teams (groups 2-11) would qualify for the finals.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Tunisia 13 6 4 1 1 12 3 +9
 Benin 11 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6
 South Africa 11 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6
 Uganda 11 6 3 2 1 8 3 +5
 Equatorial Guinea 10 6 3 1 2 6 7 -1
 DR Congo 9 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2
 Mozambique 9 6 2 3 1 5 4 +1
 Eritrea 9 6 2 3 1 5 8 -3
 Algeria 8 6 2 2 2 6 6 0
 Mauritania 7 6 2 1 3 9 10 -1

Top goalscorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Nation Club
Arouna Koné 5  Ivory Coast Spain Sevilla
David Obua 5  Uganda South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
Faisal Agab 5  Sudan Sudan Al-Merreikh
Flávio 5  Angola Egypt Al Ahly
Issam Jemâa 5  Tunisia France Caen
Mohammadou Idrissou 4  Cameroon Germany MSV Duisburg
Sibusiso Zuma 4  South Africa Germany Arminia Bielefeld
Pascal Feindouno 3  Guinea France Saint-Étienne
Yakubu 3  Nigeria England Everton
Chris Katongo 3  Zambia Denmark Brøndby

Source: Official site - qualifying

References[edit]

  1. ^ (17 August 2006), "Djibouti pull out of Nations Cup", BBC News, Accessed 29 August 2006
  2. ^ Held in neighbouring Rwanda because Burundi's Stade Prince Louis Rwagasore is unavailable. [1]
  3. ^ a b c Burundi vs Egypt, originally to be played on 17 June 2007 in Rwanda, postponed due to logistical problems encountered in Kigali. The last round of matches, due to be played in the weekend of 8 September 2007, also postponed as a result. [2]
  4. ^ Postponed from 17 June 2007 after the match officials failed to arrive on time. [3]
  5. ^ a b Both matches postponed from 8 September 2007 due to general elections in Sierra Leone. [4]
  6. ^ Postponed from 25 March 2007 due to civil unrest

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