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)

  •  Guinea-Bissau [187] had their entry rejected as they had unpaid debts to CAF.

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]

On 17 August 2006, the Djibouti Football Federation announced that a Djibouti nationale team was withdrawing from the qualifying tournament, without giving a reason.[1] All Djibouti matches were therefore cancelled.

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
Gabon  4–0  Madagascar
Antchouet Goal 40'
Cousin Goal 67' (pen.)
N'Zigou Goal 76', Goal 82'
Attendance: 3.000

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

Madagascar  0–3  Ivory Coast
Gohouri Goal 29'
Dindane Goal 35'
Diané Goal 82'

Ivory Coast  5–0  Madagascar
Kalou Goal 18'
Koné Goal 30'82'
Y. Touré Goal 48'
Drogba Goal 90'
Attendance: 25.000

Madagascar  0–2  Gabon
Akieremy Goal 20'
Méyé Goal 89'

Gabon  0–0  Ivory Coast

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
Egypt  4–1  Burundi
Zidane Goal 5'
Abd-Rabou Goal 29'
Aboutraika Goal 31'
Hassan Goal 52' (pen.)
Se. Ndikumana Goal 79' (pen.)
Mauritania  4–0  Botswana
M'Bodj Goal 2'
Moussa Goal 10'23'
Langlet Goal 31'

Botswana  0–0  Egypt
Burundi  3–1  Mauritania
Sa. Ndikumana Goal 3'30'
Mbazumutima Goal 45'
Benyachou Goal 7'

Botswana  1–0  Burundi
Siska Goal 57'
Egypt  3–0  Mauritania
Zidan Goal 20'
Sidibé Goal 23' (o.g.)
Ghaly Goal 66'

Burundi  1–0  Botswana
Hakimana Goal 63'
Mauritania  1–1  Egypt
Langlet Goal 67' Hassan Goal 15'

Botswana  2–1  Mauritania
Marumo Goal 19'
Selolwane Goal 40'
Langlet Goal 75'
Burundi  0–0  Egypt

Egypt  1–0  Botswana
Fadl Goal 77'
Mauritania  2–1  Burundi
Corville Goal 32'
Teguedi Goal 50'
Imantona Goal 85' (pen.)

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Nigeria 6 5 0 1 10 3 +7 15
 Uganda 6 3 2 1 8 3 +5 11
 Niger 6 1 1 4 5 11 −6 4
 Lesotho 6 1 1 4 3 9 −6 4
Uganda  3–0  Lesotho
Massa Goal 29'42'
Obua Goal 57' (pen.)
Nigeria  2–0  Niger
Yakubu Goal 27'
Obodo Goal 60'

Lesotho  0–1  Nigeria
Yakubu Goal 50'
Niger  0–0  Uganda

Nigeria  1–0  Uganda
Kanu Goal 73'
Lesotho  3–1  Niger
Potse Goal 22'44'
Marai Goal 75'
Kamilou Goal 80'

Uganda  2–1  Nigeria
Obua Goal 52' (pen.)
Sekagya Goal 65' (pen.)
Utaka Goal 25'
Niger  2–0  Lesotho
Djibo Goal 10'
Sacko Goal 36'

Niger  1–3  Nigeria
Kamilou Goal 68' Kanu Goal 40'
Taiwo Goal 70'
Yakubu Goal 89'
Lesotho  0–0  Uganda

Nigeria  2–0  Lesotho
Makinwa Goal 42'
Uche Goal 73'
Uganda  3–1  Niger
Obua Goal 2' (pen.)77'86' Idrissa Goal 45'

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Sudan 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9 15
 Tunisia 6 4 1 1 12 3 +9 13
 Seychelles 6 1 1 4 3 14 −11 4
 Mauritius 6 0 2 4 3 10 −7 2
Mauritius  0–0  Tunisia
Sudan  3–0  Seychelles
Galag Goal 22'
Tambal Goal 77' (pen.)90'

Seychelles  2–1  Mauritius
Brutus Goal 22'81' Godon Goal 50'
Tunisia  1–0  Sudan
Lado Goal 79' (o.g.)

Seychelles  0–3  Tunisia
Jemâa Goal 16'76'80'
Mauritius  1–2  Sudan
Naboth Goal 68' Agab Goal 42'86'

Sudan  3–0  Mauritius
Gastin Goal 24'65'
Agab Goal 44'
Tunisia  4–0  Seychelles
Jemâa Goal 25'
Zaiem Goal 41'66'
Chermiti Goal 81'

Seychelles  0–2  Sudan
Agab Goal 46'
Tambal Goal 61'
Tunisia  2–0  Mauritius
Jemâa Goal 44'
Nafti Goal 60'

Mauritius  1–1  Seychelles
Perle Goal 59' Godfrey Goal 43' (pen.)
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 Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Cameroon 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9 15
 Equatorial Guinea 6 3 1 2 6 7 −1 10
 Rwanda 6 2 0 4 10 11 −1 6
 Liberia 6 1 1 4 6 13 −7 4
Rwanda  0–3  Cameroon
Feutchine Goal 55'
Geremi Goal 62'
Nguemo Goal 84'
Equatorial Guinea  2–1  Liberia
J. Epitié Goal 24'
Bodipo Goal 88'
Krangar Goal 35'

Cameroon  3–0  Equatorial Guinea
Idrissou Goal 72'89'
Webó Goal 80'
Liberia  3–2  Rwanda
Doe Goal 24'
Makor Goal 68'
Williams Goal 76'
Karekezi Goal 70'
Mulenda Goal 82'

Cameroon  3–1  Liberia
Webó Goal 12'24'
Idrissou Goal 86'
Doe Goal 38'
Equatorial Guinea  3–1  Rwanda
Neles Goal 10'
Juvenal Goal 75'
J. Epitié Goal 83'
Karekezi Goal 17'

Rwanda  2–0  Equatorial Guinea
Niyonzima Goal 57'77'
Liberia  1–2  Cameroon
Mennoh Goal 80' Mbia Goal 12'
Eto'o Goal 78'

Cameroon  2–1  Rwanda
Idrissou Goal 16'
Geremi Goal 49'
Gatete Goal 79'
Liberia  0–0  Equatorial Guinea

Rwanda  4–0  Liberia
Bokota Goal 21'
Makasi Goal 29'
Witakenge Goal 85'
Karekezi Goal 89'
Equatorial Guinea  1–0  Cameroon
Juvenal Goal 35'

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Angola 6 4 1 1 16 5 +11 13
 Eritrea 6 2 3 1 5 8 −3 9
 Kenya 6 2 1 3 6 7 −1 7
 Swaziland 6 0 3 3 0 7 −7 3
Kenya  1–2  Eritrea
Mambo Mumba Goal 65' Origi Goal 60' (o.g.)
Shimangus Goal 68'
Swaziland  0–2  Angola
Jamba Goal 21'
Locó Goal 80'

Eritrea  0–0  Swaziland
Angola  3–1  Kenya
Flávio Goal 27'68'
Mateus Goal 60'
Ambani Goal 81'

Angola  6–1  Eritrea
Flávio Goal 26'69'
Mantorras Goal 35'
Kalanga Goal 41'
Mendonça Goal 51'
Figueiredo Goal 80'
Tenese Gay Goal 58'
Kenya  2–0  Swaziland
Mariga Goal 51'
Shikanda Goal 75'

Eritrea  1–1  Angola
Abubeker Goal 17' Maurito Goal 88'
Swaziland  0–0  Kenya

Eritrea  1–0  Kenya
Aregay Goal 80'
Angola  3–0  Swaziland
Figueiredo Goal 18'
Love Goal 25'
Flávio Goal 56'

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

Swaziland  0–0  Eritrea

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Senegal 6 3 2 1 12 3 +9 11
 Mozambique 6 2 3 1 5 4 +1 9
 Tanzania 6 2 2 2 4 7 −3 8
 Burkina Faso 6 1 1 4 5 12 −7 4
Tanzania  2–1  Burkina Faso
Koulibaly Goal 23' (o.g.)
Khalfan Goal 65'
Cissé Goal 39'
Senegal  2–0  Mozambique
Nando Goal 33' (o.g.)
Ndaw Goal 61'

Burkina Faso  1–0  Senegal
Yameogo Goal 63' (pen.)
Mozambique  0–0  Tanzania

Senegal  4–0  Tanzania
Niang Goal 35'49'64'
Kamara Goal 46'
Burkina Faso  1–1  Mozambique
Pitroipa Goal 36' Mano Goal 2'

Tanzania  1–1  Senegal
Khalfan Goal 18' Ba Goal 75'
Mozambique  3–1  Burkina Faso
Monteiro Goal 7'
Tico-Tico Goal 42'48'
Sanou Goal 38'

Burkina Faso  0–1  Tanzania
Nyoni Goal 77'
Mozambique  0–0  Senegal

Senegal  5–1  Burkina Faso
N'Daw Goal 28'
N'Doye Goal 69'
Camara Goal 73'83'
Diouf Goal 87'
Traoré Goal 40'
Tanzania  0–1  Mozambique
Tico-Tico Goal 8'

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Guinea 6 3 2 1 10 3 +7 11
 Algeria 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
 Gambia 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
 Cape Verde 6 1 2 3 3 10 −7 5
Gambia  2–0  Cape Verde
Ceesay Goal 8' (pen.)
Jatta Goal 88'
Guinea  0–0  Algeria

Algeria  1–0  Gambia
Ziani Goal 75' (pen.)
Cape Verde  1–0  Guinea
Lito Goal 52'

Gambia  0–2  Guinea
Diawara Goal 50'
Feindouno Goal 70'
Algeria  2–0  Cape Verde
Deham Goal 60'
Meniri Goal 89'

Cape Verde  2–2  Algeria
Soares Goal 65'
Borges Goal 90'
Bougherra Goal 33'
Saifi Goal 84'
Guinea  2–2  Gambia
Diallo Goal 10'
Mansaré Goal 53'
Sonko Goal 51'
Jagne Goal 71'

Algeria  0–2  Guinea
Mansaré Goal 43'
Feindouno Goal 84'
Cape Verde  0–0  Gambia

Gambia  2–1  Algeria
Jatta Goal 75' (pen.)86' Saifi Goal 58'
Guinea  4–0  Cape Verde
Feindouno Goal 19'
Cissé Goal 32'
Camara Goal 39'
Bangoura Goal 45'

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Mali 6 3 3 0 10 1 +9 12
 Benin 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6 11
 Togo 6 3 0 3 7 9 −2 9
 Sierra Leone 6 0 1 5 1 14 −13 1
Sierra Leone  0–0  Mali
Togo  2–1  Benin
Dossevi Goal 15'
Amewou Goal 75'
Tchomogo Goal 83'

Benin  2–0  Sierra Leone
Chitou Goal 22'
Ogunbiyi Goal 77'
Mali  1–0  Togo
Traoré Goal 90+1'

Togo  3–1  Sierra Leone
Adebayor Goal 37'85'
Olufade Goal 62'
Wobay Goal 77'
Mali  1–1  Benin
Kanouté Goal 47' (pen.) Ogunbiyi Goal 44'

Sierra Leone  0–1  Togo
senaya Goal 78'
Benin  0–0  Mali

Benin  4–1  Togo
Omotoyossi Goal 44'52'
Sessègnon Goal 47'
Ogunbiyi Goal 58'
Olufade Goal 75'
Mali  6–0  Sierra Leone
Sidibé Goal 22' (pen.)
Keita Goal 68'87'
M. Diallo Goal 76'
L. Diallo Goal 89'
Basala Goal 90'

Sierra Leone  0–2  Benin
Tchomogo Goal 9'63'
Togo  0–2  Mali
Kanouté Goal 41'
M. Diallo Goal 90'

Group 10[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Namibia 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 10
 DR Congo 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 9
 Libya 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1 8
 Ethiopia 6 2 0 4 5 9 −4 6
Ethiopia  1–0  Libya
Mebratu Goal 15'
DR Congo  3–2  Namibia
Mbele Goal 31'
Kalulika Goal 67'
Kinkela Goal 80'
Plaatjies Goal 37'60'

Namibia  1–0  Ethiopia
Jacobs Goal 18' (pen.)
Libya  1–1  DR Congo
Hussein Goal 63' Bageta Goal 40'

Libya  2–1  Namibia
Al Rewani Goal 12'
El Taib Goal 61'
Helu Goal 88'
DR Congo  2–0  Ethiopia
Mbungu Goal 29'
LuaLua Goal 52' (pen.)

Ethiopia  1–0  DR Congo
Said Goal 30'
Namibia  1–0  Libya
Benjamin Goal 5'

Namibia  1–1  DR Congo
Pienaar Goal 40' Matumona Goal 27'
Libya  3–1  Ethiopia
Zuway Goal 11'48'
Al Rewani Goal 23'
Tefera Goal 59'

DR Congo  1–1  Libya
Nonda Goal 39' (pen.) Hussein Goal 51'
Ethiopia  2–3  Namibia
Bogale Goal 44'
Said Goal 67'
Bester Goal 64'82'
Katupose Goal 86'

Group 11[edit]

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

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Zambia 6 3 2 1 9 3 +6 11
 South Africa 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6 11
 Congo 6 1 4 1 5 6 −1 7
 Chad 6 0 2 4 3 14 −11 2
South Africa  0–0  Congo
Chad  0–2  Zambia
Chamanga Goal 47'
Phiri Goal 58'

Congo  3–1  Chad
Abdoulaye Goal 17'
Malonga Goal 29'
N'Guessi Goal 46'
Betolngar Goal 89'
Zambia  0–1  South Africa
Makoena Goal 28'

Chad  0–3  South Africa
Moriri Goal 32'
Buckley Goal 45+'
Zuma Goal 76'
Congo  0–0  Zambia

South Africa  4–0  Chad
Morris Goal 13'
Zuma Goal 23'33'
Nomvethe Goal 74'
Zambia  3–0  Congo
Mulenga Goal 22'
Ngo Goal 74' (o.g.)
Chalwe Goal 87'

Zambia  1–1  Chad
Mbesuma Goal 57' Kedigui Goal 13'
Congo  1–1  South Africa
Bantsimba Goal 59' Zuma Goal 51'

Chad  1–1  Congo
Djimrangar Goal 90' Mayimbi Goal 6'
South Africa  1–3  Zambia
McCarthy Goal 51' Katongo Goal 6'28'30'

Group 12[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Morocco 4 3 1 0 6 1 +5 10
 Zimbabwe 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 4
 Malawi 4 1 0 3 2 6 −4 3
Morocco  2–0  Malawi
Chamakh Goal 50'
Boussoufa Goal 72'

Malawi  1–0  Zimbabwe
Chavula Goal 33'

Zimbabwe  1–1  Morocco
Nyandoro Goal 82' Hadji Goal 7'

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

Malawi  0–1  Morocco
El Moubarki Goal 12'

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. ^ "Djibouti pull out of Nations Cup". BBC News. 17 August 2006. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  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

External links[edit]