Cape Town - Qualification
for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco reaches the halfway mark
this weekend and with it comes the added pressure of winning to remain in
contention for a place in the finals.
many as 10 nations, including seven-time champions Egypt, are in danger of
being knocked out of the qualifiers after just three of the six qualifying
but the three points awarded for a victory will do for the Pharoahs, Lesotho,
Botswana, Togo, Sierra Leone, Angola, Ethiopia and Sudan if they are continue
in the qualifying process as challengers and not as teams making up the numbers
in the group. This scenario makes Egypt’s visit to Botswana and Lesotho’s
hosting of Angola on Friday, October 10 relegation six-pointers.
champions Nigeria also find themselves teetering on the brink of elimination,
having failed to register a win in their first two matches. The Super Eagles
are the third-placed team in Group A, three points adrift of second-placed
South Africa and five off Congo, who top the group.
With Sudan, the group’s
whipping boys up next for them, back-to-back, winning ways should be restored.
The first match is on Saturday, October 11 (live on SS3 from 18:30) with the return leg on
Wednesday (SS3 from 17:55).
the first time in a long while South Africa look destined to qualify for a
major competition. Under new coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba, Bafana Bafana seem
to have found a new lease on life and look a confident team away from home.
They are on the road this weekend, in Congo, live on SS3 from 16:00 on Saturday, and have a realistic chance of leaving Pointe Noire with points.
details (SA time)
vs Angola (SS4
HD, Maximo at 18:00)
vs Ghana (SS3
HD, SS3N, Select1 at 18:30)
vs Tunisia (SS3
HD, SS3N, Maximo at 21:30)
Saturday, October 11
vs Algeria (SS4
HD, at 14:15)
vs Togo (SS9E at 15:00)
vs Cape Verde (Maximo at 15:55)
vs South Africa (SS3
HD, SS3N, Maximo2 at 16:00)
vs Zambia (SS4
HD at 16:45)
vs Nigeria (SS3
HD, SS3N, Maximo2, Select1 at 18:30)
vs Sierra Leone (SS3
HD, SS3N, Maximo2 at 15:30)
vs Lesotho (Maximo at 17:30)
vs Guinea (SS4
HD, at 17: 45)
vs Niger (SS9 at 17:45)
vs Sudan (SS3
HD, SS3N, Select1 at 17:55)
Coast vs DRC (SS7
HD, SS7N at 18:45)
Verde vs Mozambique (Maximo2 at 19: 15)
Africa vs Congo (SS3
HD, SS3N, Maximo2 at 20:00)
vs Senegal (SS4
HD, Maximo2 at 21:00)