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Afcon Qualifiers

Where was African World Cup qualification won and lost?

Africa's World Cup qualifying campaign is almost over, with only two more matches to play and all five of the continent's representatives in Russia already decided.

Over the last year, we've been treated to a fascinating tangle between Africa's top sides, with Nigeria, Senegal and Egypt securing their spots in Russia with a game to spare, and Morocco and Tunisia booking their tickets in their final fixtures.

In this feature, KweséESPN review the African qualifying campaign in its entirety and...

Nigeria, Bafana drop in FIFA rankings, Cape Verde big climbers

Nigeria and South Africa have both dropped in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday, while Cape Verde are Africa's big climbers.

The Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana enjoyed diverse fortunes during the recent World Cup qualifiers, but both continental heavyweights dropped during the latest update to the world rankings.

South Africa - beaten home and away by Cape Verde - drop to 80th in the latest rankings, which represents their lowest standing since 2013 during Gorden Igesund's tenure.


South Africa player ratings after Cape Verde debacle

South Africa's 2-1 home World Cup qualifier loss to Cape Verde on Tuesday has dented their chances of reaching the finals in Russia.

It was a desperately disappointing display from Stuart Baxter's side, with few players coming out of the game with reputations enhanced.

In this feature, KweseESPN rates the Bafana Bafana players at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. 6 - Wayne Sandilands: He was brought in to replace the nervy-looking Ronwen Williams after Friday's game in Praia and looked a lot...