Namibia and Zambia qualified for the 2008 African Nations Cup in Ghana with wins over the weekend.
scored a hat trick in the opening 20 minutes to lead Zambia past 2010 World Cup host South Africa, 3-1, in Cape Town and capture Group 11
on the final day of qualifying in the group.
Namibia won Group 10 when it beat Ethiopia, 3-2, on the road, coming back from 2-1 down in the last
minutes on goals by Rudolph Bester
and Muna Katupose
. The Democratic Republic of Congo appeared to have the group
wrapped up, but it was held to a 1-1 tie at home by Libya.
Guinea, Ivory Coast and Senegal also clinched group titles, while South Africa grabbed one of three spots for the best
runners-up despite its loss to Zambia.
Already through were Ghana, Angola, Cameroon, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan and Tunisia.
The final three spots will be decided when play in
Group 2 and Group 9 wraps up next month.
AFRICAN NATIONS CUP 2008
QUALIFYING Group 1
Final Standings: *Ivory Coast 10 points; Gabon 7; Madagascar 0. Group 2
Standings: Egypt 9 points; Burundi, Botswana 7; Mauritania 4. Group 3
Final Standings: *Nigeria 15 points; Uganda 11;
Niger, Lesotho 4. Group 4
Final Standings: *Sudan 15 points; *Tunisia 13; Seychelles 4; Mauritius 2. Group
Final Standings: *Cameroon 15 points; Equatorial Guinea 10; Rwanda 6; Liberia 4. Group 6
Final Standings: *Angola, Eritrea 9 points;
Kenya, Swaziland 3. Group 7
Final Standings: *Senegal 11 points; Mozambique 9; Tanzania 8; Burkina Faso 4. Group 8
Final Standings: *Gabon 11 points; Algeria, Gambia 8; Cape Verde Islands 5. Group 9
Standings: Mali, Togo 9 points; Benin
8; Sierra Leone 1. Group 10
Final Standings: *Namibia 10 points; DR Congo 9; Libya 8l Ethiopia 6. Group
Final Standings: *Zambia, *South Africa 11 points Congo 7; Chad 2. Group 12
Final Standings: *Morocco 10 points; Zimbabwe 4; Malawi
*Advances to finals.