1990 FIFA World Cup qualification – CAF First Round
Eight knockout ties were originally drawn, involving the sixteen lowest ranked African countries.
- Angola v Sudan
- Zimbabwe v Lesotho
- Zambia v Rwanda
- Malawi v Uganda
- Libya v Burkina Faso
- Ghana v Liberia
- Tunisia v Guinea
- Gabon v Togo
The winners of each tie advanced to the Second Round, where they were joined by the eight highest ranked African teams who received a bye in the first round.
|Angola||0 – 0||Sudan|
|Sudan||1 – 2||Angola|
|Osama Idris 7'||Vieira Dias 79'
Angola won 2 – 1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.
Zimbabwe advanced to the Second Round after Lesotho withdrew.
Zambia advanced to the Second Round after Rwanda withdrew.
|Uganda||1 – 0||Malawi|
|Malawi||3 – 1||Uganda|
Malawi won 3 – 2 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.
|Libya||3 – 0||Burkina Faso|
El-Aisawi 22' (pen.)
|Burkina Faso||2 – 0||Libya|
Libya won 3 – 2 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.
|Liberia||2 – 0||Ghana|
Liberia won 2 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.
|Tunisia||5 – 0||Guinea|
Limam 75', 89'
|Guinea||3 – 0||Tunisia|
|Emmerson 34', 82'
Tunisia won 5 – 3 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.
Gabon advanced to the Second Round after Togo withdrew.
- World Cup 1990 qualifications - Africa ar RSSSF.com