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Ghana qualify for 2010 World Cup

By on September 7, 2009

_46320069_ghana_thirdplace_feb08Ghana are the first African country to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals after a 2-0 win over Sudan in Accra.

Tunisia remain the top team in Group B as Nigeria fail to overcome the North Africans in Abuja.
Egypt and Cameroon both won away from home to keep alive their chances of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.

Cameroon scored two quick goals to beat Gabon 2-0, in what was their first home defeat of the 2010 qualifiers.

African champions, Egypt scored in the second half to edge past Rwanda 1-0 in Kigali.

Ivory Coast moved to within one point of reaching their second successive World Cup with a crushing 5-0 win over visitors Burkina Faso.

The victory does make the Elephants the first side to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

Malawi earned their first points of the final stage of 2010 qualifying with a 2-1 win over visitors Guinea, but both sides hopes of reaching the World Cup are over.

The five group winners will qualify for the World Cup in South Africa while the top three in each group advance to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

Below is a full round-up of Saturday’s results and a look ahead to Sunday’s matches.


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