Saturday’s WC qualifiers – As it happened
MTNFootball.com brought you all the goals as they went in during Saturday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers across the African continent!
It was another day of high drama that included draws for some of the continent's big guns. Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire all had to settle for a point in games in which they might have expected to get more.
African Zambians Zambia bounced back from their defeat last weekend to end victorious over the Black Stars of Ghana, which really makes that pool an interesting one.
The action will continue on Sunday with 10 more matches, so be sure to come back for live coverage of those games too.
If you want to read previews of all the weekend’s matches, be sure to visit our 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier section.
You can also read our general weekend preview of the qualifiers right here.
All kick-off times are CAT.
FT - Malawi 1-1 Nigeria – As it happened
FT - Botswana 1-1 South Africa – As it happened
FT - Zambia 1-0 Ghana – As it happened
FT - Uganda 1-1 Senegal
FT - Gabon 1-0 Burkina Faso
FT - Congo 1-0 Niger
FT - Namibia 1-0 Kenya
FT - Equatorial Guinea 2-2 Sierra Leone
FT - Cape Verde 1-2 Tunisia
FT - Morocco 2-2 Côted'Ivoire
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All times are CAT.
23h57 - FULLTIME: Morocco 2-2 Côte d'Ivoire. A draw in Morocco and Cote d'Ivoire will be disappointed with that having led twice in the game, including going into the final few minutes.
23h50 - GOAL! Morocco have a late equaliser as Hamza Abourazzouk scores with a minute to go. 2-2!
23h19 - GOAL! Kolo Toure has the Ivorian Elephants back in front in Morocco! That could be a crucial goal in this group.
23h06 - We are back under way in Morocco!
22h49 - It is halftime in Morocco and all square at the break.
22h41 - GOAL! Morocco have equalised! Houssine Kharja nets from the penalty-spot. 1-1!
22h08 - GOAL! Cote d'Ivoire have the early lead as Salomon Kalou keeps up his good recent form with an early strike!
22h02 - We are under way in our final game of the day!
21h35 - Just one more game to go tonight and that starts in 25 minutes as Morocco host Cote d'Ivoire. Should be a great game!
21h22 - FULLTIME: Cape Verde 1-2 Tunisia. Tunisia make it two wins from two in the pool with a fine away win.
21h10 - FULLTIME: Namibia 1-0 Kenya. Namibia complete a deserved victory and a rare World Cup qualifier victory for them.
21h05 - FULLTIME: Equatorial Guinea 2-2 Sierra Leone. The Leone Stars hold on with 10 men. That match had a bit of everything and the hosts will be kicking themselves that they did not pick up the win.
20h49 - GOAL! Namibia finally take the lead at home to Kenya and it is Henrico Botes on target for them! They lead 1-0 late on.
20h34 - GOAL! Just two minutes into the second half and Tunisia have the lead! Issam Jemaa gets the goal.
20h27 - Equatorial Guinea have missed the chance to go ahead after spurning an opportunity from the penalty-spot. Juvenal stepped up to score his hat-trick, but missed the goal completely. Sierra Leone's Ibrahim Kargbo was shown a red card for the handball that led to the spot-kick.
20h08 - Back under in both our games in Namibia and Equatorial Guinea.
19h57 - Halftime in Malabo and Windhoek. Namibia unlucky not to be in front and are dominating.
19h55 - GOAL! Cape Verde are level midway through the first half thanks to a goal from Odair Fortes!
19h47 - GOAL! This is turning into a cracker! Equatorial Guinea have equalised just before halftime and it is Juvenal with his second!
19h44 - GOAL! Tunisia have the lead in Cape Verde! Saber Khalifa with the goal!
19h36 - GOAL! And they have turned this one around, the Leone Stars now lead 2-1 in Malabo! Mohamed Bangura scored their second.
19h34 - GOAL! Sierra Leone have equalised though, Samuel Barlay with the goal. 1-1!
19h32 - We are also under way in the our penultimate game of the night as Cape Verde host Tunisia.
19h24 - GOAL! Equatorial Guinea have the lead through Juvenal! They showed in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations just how hard they are to beat in their own back yard.
19h00 - We are under way in two more matches, Namibia hosting Kenya in Windhoek and Sierra Leone travelling to Equatorial Guinea.
18h31 - FULLTIME: Gabon 1-0 Burkina Faso. Gabon hold on for a slender win and that will be sweet for ex-Burkina Faso coach Paulo Duarte!
18h22 - FULLTIME: Congo 1-0 Niger. And Congo have held on to that win!
18h18 - GOAL! Finally Congo have scored against the 10-men of Niger, netting late on through Francis Malonga!
17h52 - GOAL! Gabon have the lead, Remy Ebanega with the goal on 57 minutes!
17h29 - It is also halftime in Gabon, where the score with Burkina Faso remains 0-0.
17h19 - It is halftime in Ponte Noire, where Congo are being held 0-0 by Niger. Mohamed Chicoto received a red card for the visitors just before the break, so they will play with 10 men in the second period.
16h58 - FULLTIME: Zambia 1-0 Ghana. African champions Zambia have beaten Ghana, currently ranked as the second best team on the continent. Big way to bounce back from that 2-0 loss in Sudan last weekend.
16h57 - FULLTIME: Uganda 1-1 Senegal. A great home point for Uganda, who have made a solid start to the qualifiers after drawing away in Angola last time out.
16h53 - FULLTIME: Botswana 1-1 South Africa. Time will tell whether this was a good point in Gaborone in the context of the group, but the display was again below par from Bafana on an awful pitch. Steve Komphela's job interview for the Bafana post fulltime did not go all that well ...
16h48 - GOAL! Uganda have equalised with a late penalty from Godfrey Walusimbi! Senegal will be kicking themselves over missed chances.
16h32 - We are under way in two more matches, as Gabon host Burkina Faso and Niger travel to Congo.
16h25 - FULLTIME: Malawi 1-1 Nigeria. The end of a dramatic game in Blantyre and perhaps a draw is a fair result.
16h24 - GOAL! Hold the phone though because Malawi have equalised through John Banda! 1-1 in the dying seconds. This game came alive in injury-time.
16h19 - GOAL! Nigeria have left it late again, but they have what looks like a winner as Gabriel Reuben scores! 1-0 in injury-time!
16h05 - We are back under way in the second half of those three matches. Botswana miss with a free header at the back post early on. This is a huge 45 minutes for Bafana.
15h50 - It is halftime in Gaborone, Ndola and Kampala, where Senegal and Zambia lead, but Botswana are holding South Africa to a 1-1 draw.
15h41 - GOAL! Senegal have the lead in Uganda, Papiss Cisse with the goal for the visitors!
15h38 - GOAL! Botswana have been equalised! Ofentse Nato gets the goal and it had been coming. Bafana have looked vulnerable at the back all game.
15h35 - We are back under way in Blantyre!
15h23 - It is halftime in Blantyre, where the hosts are holding Nigeria 0-0.
15h19 - GOAL! And Zambia lead too, Chris Katongo with the goal! Ghana will have their work cut out in Ndola now ...
15h14 - GOAL! South Africa do have the lead now and it is Morgan Gould who heads home Steven Pienaar's corner! That is his first international goal in his 25th cap.
15h13 - Siphiwe Tshabalala goes close for Bafana, but his scuffed shot is cleared off the line.
15h12 - We are still waiting for our first goal of the day as we approach halftime in Malawi.
15h06 - Early scare for South Africa as Botswana hit the crossbar with a header from Joel Mogorosi.
15h04 - We are also now under way in the match in Uganda, where they host Senegal.
15h00 - We are under way in our next two matches!
14h55 - We have two more games kicking off in five minutes, South Africa, under caretaker coach Steve Komphela, need a win in Botswana. African champions Zambia host Ghana in the game of the day.
14h48 - It is still 0-0 in Blantyre, where Malawi host Nigeria.
14h37 - Some more team news:
Zambia XI vs Ghana: Mweene; Mbola, Stoppila, Himoonde, Lungu; Sinkala, Kalaba, Chansa; Mayuka, C. Katongo, F. Katongo
14h32 - We are under way in our first qualifier of the day and what a big one it is with Nigeria having performed well below par in beating minnows Namibia 1-0 last weekend. Malawi drew 0-0 in Kenya.
14h19 - Our Play-by-Play of the Malawi vs Nigeria match is now live!
14h10 - More team news as it comes in:
South Africa XI vs Botswana: Khune; Ngcongca, Khumalo, Gould, Masenamela; Pienaar, Manyisa, Khuboni, Tshabalala; Mphela, Nomvete
14h01 - Here is some team news:
Nigeria XI vs Malawi: Enyeama, Oboabona, Egwueke, Efe, Reuben, Obiorah, Ik Uche, Ejike, Utaka, Moses, Oshaniwa
Botswana XI vs South Africa: Dambe; Motlhabankwe, Ohilwe, Letsholathebe, Thuma, Nato, Mogorosi, Motsepe, Ramatlhakwana, Ngele, Tshireletse
13h57 - Welcome to our coverage of the second round of fixtures in the group stages of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup! Our first match, Malawi against Nigeria, will kick-off in just over 30 minutes time.