Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's African Qualifiers

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Preliminary competition will be divided in three rounds. First two rounds will be knock-out rounds, and the final round will be a group stage.

First round[edit]

First leg played on September 1 to September 3, 2006. Second leg played on October 6 to October 8, 2006.

Team 1 Agg Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
*Chad   Uganda
Zimbabwe   Tanzania*
Djibouti  0–10  Zambia 0–10
South AfricaSouth Africa 2–1  Namibia 1–0 1–1
Gambia  0–4  Egypt 0–0 0–4
*Mauritius   Burkina Faso
Senegal   Comoros*
Ivory Coast   Lesotho*
Guinea-Bissau  0–2  Guinea 0–2 0–0
Mozambique  5–3  Libya 1–0 4–3
Malawi  2–0  Somalia 2–0
Sierra Leone  2–4  Rwanda 2–1 0–3
*Mauritania   Botswana
Ethiopia   Liberia*
*Benin   DR Congo
*Central African Republic   Algeria
Sudan  2–5  Equatorial Guinea 2–0 0–5
* = withdrew

Second round[edit]

First leg played on February 7 and February 8, 2007. Second leg played on March 23 to March 25, 2007.

Team 1 Agg Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Algeria  2–4  Ethiopia 1–3 1–1
Senegal   DR Congo*
South Africa South Africa 2–0  Uganda 2–0 0–0
Egypt  2–4  Ivory Coast 1–1 1–3
Zimbabwe  2–4  Cameroon 1–1 1–3
Angola  0–2  Guinea 0–0 0–2
Nigeria  7–0  Equatorial Guinea 5–0 2–0
Zambia  4–3  Malawi 3–2 1–1
Burkina Faso  0–5  Ghana 0–3 0–2
Mali  4–2  Mozambique 1–0 3–2
Tunisia  0–1  Botswana 0–0 0–1
Morocco  4–0  Rwanda 3–0 1–0

* = Congo DR failed to appear, and blamed poor flight connections. FIFA handed walkover to Senegal.[1]

Burkina Faso penalized by FIFA for allegedly using two overage players during first leg match against Ghana. The original score was Burkina Faso won by 2–0.[2]

Final round[edit]

Matches played from June 1, 2007 to March 26, 2008. The winner of each group will represent Africa at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Group A[edit]

Note - Ethiopia has apparently withdrawn from Olympic qualification.[3]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Nigeria 8 4 2 2 0 7 3 +4
 Ghana 7 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3
South Africa South Africa 1 4 0 1 3 3 10 −7
 Ethiopia - - - - - - - -

June 1-June 3, 2007

Ethiopia  [2–2] South Africa South Africa
Nigeria  3–2  Ghana

Ethiopia-South Africa result expunged following Ethiopia's withdrawal.

August 22, 2007

South Africa South Africa 1–1  Nigeria

September 7-September 9, 2007

South Africa South Africa 1–3  Ghana

October 12-October 13, 2007

Ghana  3–1 South Africa South Africa

November 16, 2007

Ghana  0–0  Nigeria

March 26, 2008

Nigeria  3–0 South Africa South Africa

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Ivory Coast 15 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7
 Zambia 10 6 3 1 2 11 9 +2
 Senegal 5 6 1 2 3 4 7 −3
 Mali 4 6 1 1 4 5 11 −6

June 1-June 3, 2007

Zambia  2–0  Ivory Coast
Senegal  0–0  Mali

August 22, 2007

Mali  1–2  Zambia
Ivory Coast  2–0  Senegal

September 7-September 9, 2007

Ivory Coast  3–1  Mali
Zambia  1–1  Senegal

October 12-October 13, 2007

Mali  1–2  Ivory Coast
Senegal  2–1  Zambia

November 16-November 18, 2007

Ivory Coast  4–1  Zambia
Mali  1–0  Senegal

March 26, 2008

Zambia  4–1  Mali
Senegal  1–2  Ivory Coast

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Cameroon 14 6 4 2 0 14 5 +9
 Morocco 10 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2
 Botswana 7 6 2 1 3 4 5 -1
 Guinea 3 6 1 0 5 5 15 -10

June 1-June 3, 2007

Cameroon  6–1  Guinea
Morocco  1–0  Botswana

August 22, 2007

Botswana  0–0  Cameroon
Guinea  0–3  Morocco

September 7-September 9, 2007

Guinea  2–0*  Botswana
Cameroon  2–1  Morocco

October 12-October 13, 2007

Botswana  2–1  Guinea
Morocco  2–2  Cameroon

November 16-November 18, 2007

Guinea  1–3  Cameroon
Botswana  2–0  Morocco

March 26, 2008

Cameroon  1–0  Botswana
Morocco  1–0  Guinea

* = Six of Botswana's players were sent off, forcing the referee to call off the game with ten minutes to go.

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