2014 African World Cup qualifying A-E
A total of seven places in the African play-offs for the 2014 World Cup will be decided this weekend. The campaign that has been made all the more dramatic because a number of matches have been overturned by football’s world governing body Fifa. Ghana beat Zambia 2-1 in Kumasi on Friday to win Group D and join Algeria , Egypt and Ivory Coast in the play-off draw on 16 September.
Nathan Sinkala pulled one back for the visitors but the home side held on to collect three points. Ghana denied the allegations in statement on their football association website.
Here is a preview of all the games in Groups A to E – with only the pool winners advancing to the play-offs. Ethiopia thought they had qualified for the final round of play-offs when they beat South Africa in June but they were then denied a place after it emerged they had used a player who should have been suspended.
Instead they now know only a win against Central African Republic will guarantee them a place in the next stage, a game that will be played in Brazzaville due to the continued security issues in Bangui. The Ethiopians are still in pole position to advance and their coach Sewnet Bishaw is full of confidence.
Getaneh Kebede, who is the joint-top scorer in the African qualifiers with five goals, has been included in the Ethiopian squad despite an injury.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Red PepperSimilar Stories