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

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The African Men's Olympic Qualifiers was held to determine the African national teams for under 23 that will participate at the 2008 Summer Olympics football tournament held in Beijing.

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
Gambia  0–4  Egypt 0–0 0–4
Sierra Leone  2–4  Rwanda 2–1 0–3
Guinea-Bissau  0–2  Guinea 0–2 0–0
Mozambique  5–3  Libya 1–0 4–3
South Africa  2–1  Namibia 1–0 1–1
Sudan  2–5  Equatorial Guinea 2–0 0–5
Malawi  2–01  Somalia 2–0
Zambia  10–02  Djibouti 10–0
Chad  w/o  Uganda
Zimbabwe  w/o  Tanzania
Mauritius  w/o  Burkina Faso
Senegal  w/o  Comoros
Ivory Coast  w/o  Lesotho
Mauritania  w/o  Botswana
Ethiopia  w/o  Liberia
Benin  w/o  DR Congo
Central African Republic  w/o  Algeria
^1 Only one leg because of security concerns in Somalia.
^2 Only one leg because of security concerns in Djibouti.
Gambia 0–0 Egypt
Egypt 4–0 Gambia
Said Goal 33'
Magdy Goal 39'
Osama Goal 56'78'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Mohamed Lamine Benaïssa (Algeria)

Sierra Leone 2–1 Rwanda
Rwanda 3–0 Sierra Leone
Yirirwahandi Goal 19'
Hategikimana Goal 38'
Nyumbayire Goal 65'

Guinea-Bissau 0–2 Guinea
Guinea 0–0 Guinea-Bissau

Mozambique 1–0 Libya
Goal pen.'
Libya 3–4 Mozambique
Referee: Slimane Brahimi (Morocco)

South Africa 1–0 Namibia
Modubi Goal 30'
Namibia 1–1 South Africa
Tshilo Goal 51' (o.g.) Chabangu Goal 54'

Sudan 2–0 Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea 5–0 Sudan

Malawi 0–21 Somalia

Zambia 10–02 Djibouti

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
Angola  0–2  Guinea 0–0 0–2
Burkina Faso  0–53  Ghana 0–3 0–2
Egypt  2–4  Ivory Coast 1–1 1–3
Mali  4–2  Mozambique 1–0 3–2
Morocco  4–0  Rwanda 3–0 1–0
Nigeria  7–0  Equatorial Guinea 5–0 2–0
Senegal  w/o4  DR Congo
South Africa  2–0  Uganda 2–0 0–0
Tunisia  0–1  Botswana 0–0 0–1
Zambia  4–3  Malawi 3–2 1–1
Zimbabwe  2–4  Cameroon 1–1 1–3
^3 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.[1]
^4 DR Congo failed to appear, and blamed poor flight connections. FIFA handed walkover to Senegal.[2]
Algeria 1–3 Ethiopia
Benmoussa Goal 85' (pen.) Tafese Goal 33'
Said Goal 39'
Worku Goal 90+3'
Referee: Ahmed Auda (Egypt)
Ethiopia 1–1 Algeria

Angola 0–0 Guinea
Guinea 2–0 Angola
Feindouno Goal 33'
Goal 78'

Burkina Faso 2–0
(original score)
0–3
(awarded score)3
 Ghana
Ghana 2–0 Burkina Faso

Egypt 1–1 Ivory Coast
El Mohamady Goal 90' Cissé Goal 22'
Ivory Coast 3–1 Egypt
GoalGoalGoal Said Goal

Mali 1–0 Mozambique
Traoré Goal 52'
Referee: Raphaël Evehe Divine (Cameroon)
Mozambique 2–3 Mali

Morocco 3–0 Rwanda
Rabeh Goal 26'
Benjelloun Goal 55'
Iajour Goal 57'
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Mourad Daâmi (Tunisia)
Rwanda 0–1 Morocco
Rabeh Goal 38'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: ... (Tanzania)

Nigeria 5–0 Equatorial Guinea
Bazuaye Goal 30'
Obinna Goal 39' (pen.)
Promise Goal 45'
Okoronkwo Goal 58'87'
Equatorial Guinea 0–2 Nigeria

Senegal Cancelled4 DR Congo

South Africa 2–0 Uganda
Davids Goal 67'
Chabangu Goal 73'
Uganda 0–0 South Africa

Tunisia 0–0 Botswana
Referee: Khalid Abdel Rahman (Sudan)
Botswana 1–0 Tunisia
Jomo Goal

Zambia 3–2 Malawi
Gondwe Goal 47'
Singuluma Goal 67'
Sunzu Goal 80'
Msowoya Goal 47'
Gonani Goal 64'
Malawi 1–1 Zambia
Msowoya Goal 36' Mulenga Goal 28'

Zimbabwe 1–1 Cameroon
Goal 75' Goal 30'
Cameroon 3–1 Zimbabwe
Bekamenga Goal 5'
Lombé Goal 35'
Tchetgna Goal 56'
Gomba Goal 30'
Attendance: 200
Referee: Mario Bougoura (Guinea)

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]

Ethiopia has withdrawn from the Olympic qualification after the first match due to millennium festivities in their country.[3]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Nigeria 4 2 2 0 7 3 +4 8 2008 Summer Olympics
2  Ghana 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 7
3  South Africa 4 0 1 3 3 10 −7 1
4  Ethiopia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
Ethiopia 2–2
Annulled
 South Africa
Said Goal 9'
Tafese Goal 68' (pen.)
Mdledle Goal
Mokoena Goal 66' (pen.)
Nigeria 3–2 Ghana
Obinna Goal 2'35' (pen.)
Okoronkwo Goal 51'
Tagoe Goal 4'
Gyan Goal 15'

South Africa 1–1 Nigeria
Chabangu Goal 45' Obinna Goal 11' (pen.)
Referee: Ahmed Auda (Egypt)

South Africa 1–3 Ghana
Davids Goal 88' Tagoe Goal 26'33'
Ahsah Goal 85'

Ghana 3–1 South Africa
Gyan Goal 13'85'
Kumordzi Goal 35'
Rodgers Goal 55'

Ghana 0–0 Nigeria

Nigeria 3–0 South Africa
Taiwo Goal 25'
Promise Goal 74'
Anichebe Goal 90'

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ivory Coast 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7 15 2008 Summer Olympics
2  Zambia 6 3 1 2 11 9 +2 10
3  Senegal 6 1 2 3 4 7 −3 5
4  Mali 6 1 1 4 5 11 −6 4
Senegal 0–0 Mali
Zambia 2–0 Ivory Coast
Mbewe Goal 29'
Singuluma Goal 31'
Referee: Thapelo Disang (Botswana)

Mali 1–2 Zambia
Diarra Goal 24' Chibambo Goal 40'
Kasonde Goal 85'
Ivory Coast 2–0 Senegal
Angoua Goal 71'
Gervinho Goal 75'

Zambia 1–1 Senegal
Sunzu Goal 69' M'Bow Goal 44'
Ivory Coast 3–1 Mali
Guié Goal 22'
N'Gossan Goal
Gervinho Goal 81' (pen.)
Dembélé Goal 36'

Mali 1–2 Ivory Coast
Sidibé Goal 36' Djakpa Goal 55'
Gervinho Goal 90'
Senegal 2–1 Zambia
Ndiaye Goal 23'
Diompy Goal 33'
Sunzu Goal 30'

Mali 1–0 Senegal
Diarra Goal
Ivory Coast 4–1 Zambia
Gervinho Goal 32'38'
Cissé Goal 59'
Kalou Goal 80'
Singuluma Goal 70'

Zambia 4–1 Mali
Mayuka Goal 4'
Tembo Goal 28'
Mudenda Goal 33'
Mwansa Goal 78'
Fawbaolou Goal 77'
Senegal 1–2 Ivory Coast
Sarr Goal 65' Cissé Goal 36'50'

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Cameroon 6 4 2 0 14 5 +9 14 2008 Summer Olympics
2  Morocco 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 10
3  Botswana 6 2 1 3 4 5 −1 7
4  Guinea 6 1 0 5 6 14 −8 3
Morocco 1–0 Botswana
El Bahri Goal 39'
Referee: Jamal Ambaya (Libya)
Cameroon 6–1 Guinea
Mboua Goal 4'32'80'
Mbengono Goal 18'
N'Gal Goal 45'55'
Coreah Goal 27'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mohamed Lamine Benaïssa (Algeria)

Botswana 0–0 Cameroon
Guinea 1–2 Morocco
Bangoura Goal 65' Benjelloun Goal 86'
Sbai Goal 90+3'

Guinea 2–0
(Abandoned at 80')
 Botswana
GoalGoal

Match abandoned at 80, when six Botswanan players were sent off forcing the referee to call off the game.

Cameroon 2–1 Morocco
Ndoum Goal 25'
Mboua Goal 33'
Chihi Goal 17'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Khalid Abdel Rahman (Sudan)

Botswana 2–1 Guinea
Selefa Goal 68'90' Sylla Goal 52'
Morocco 2–2 Cameroon
Hermach Goal 63'
Benzouien Goal 90+2'
Ollé Ollé Goal 31'
Bekamenga Goal 47'
Attendance: 45,000

Botswana 2–0 Morocco
Ramoshibidu Goal
Sembowa Goal
Guinea 1–3 Cameroon
Sylla Goal 24' Chedjou Goal 13'
Enam Goal 38'
Bekamenga Goal 85'

Cameroon 1–0 Botswana
N'Gal Goal 13'
Referee: Muhmed Ssegonga (Uganda)
Morocco 1–0 Guinea
El Bassel Goal 65'

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