1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF – First Round)

Listed below are the dates and results for the First Round for the African zone (CAF) of the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament. For an overview of the entire African zone, see the article 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF). For an overview of the qualification rounds in their entirety, see the article 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 40 CAF teams entered the competition. However, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone and Sudan all withdrew before the draw was made. In addition, Liberia and Libya withdraw during qualification due to UN sanctions.

The African zone was allocated 3 places (out of 24) in the final tournament.

For the First Round of play, the zone's 36 remaining teams were divided into 9 groups of 4 teams each. The teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis, with the group winners advancing to the Final Round.

ResultsEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Algeria 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 5
  Ghana 4 2 0 2 4 3 +1 4
  Burundi 4 1 1 2 2 4 -2 3
  Uganda withdrew

Algeria advanced to the Final Round.

Algeria  3 – 1  Burundi
Tasfaout   40'87'
Meziane   70'
Report Niyonkuru   89' (pen.)
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Idrissa Sarr (Mauritania)

Burundi  1 – 0  Ghana
Habimana   78'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Ali Tahir Hafidhi (Tanzania)

Ghana  2 – 0  Algeria
Yeboah   24'
K. Ayew   82'
Report
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Souleymane Badara Sene (Senegal)

Burundi  0 – 0  Algeria
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Jonathan Gatera (Rwanda)

Ghana  1 – 0  Burundi
A. Pele   19'
Attendance: 31,711
Referee: Idrissa Sarr (Mauritania)

Algeria  2 – 1  Ghana
Brahimi   60'
Meziane   85'
Report Akonnor   12'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cameroon 4 2 2 0 7 1 +6 6
  Swaziland 3 1 1 1 1 5 -4 3
  Zaire 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
  Liberia withdrew after two matches

Liberia withdrew after 2 matches, results were annulled. Swaziland and Zaire did not play last match as neither could qualify

Cameroon advanced to the Final Round.

Zaire  4 – 2
Annulled
  Liberia
Kabongo   39'50'
Lukaku   72'85'
Sebwe   32'
Sogbie   55'

Cameroon  5 – 0  Swaziland
Tiki   10'
Tchami   16'
Djappa   20'
Mbarga   64'
Fiala   88'
Attendance: 10,336
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

Liberia  0 – 0
Annulled
  Cameroon
Referee: Dodji Hounnake-Kouassi (Togo)

Swaziland  1 – 0  Zaire
Terblanche   85'

Zaire  1 – 2  Cameroon
Katschi   85' (pen.) Ebongué   50'
Tchami   60'
Attendance: 28,941
Referee: Joel Dwarf Mondoka (Zambia)

Swaziland  0 – 0  Cameroon
Referee: Christian Chikuka (Zambia)

Zaire  Not Played[1]  Swaziland
Referee: Bantsimba (Congo)

Cameroon  0 – 0  Zaire
Referee: Anthony Edusah (Ghana)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Zimbabwe 6 4 2 0 8 4 +4 10
  Egypt 6 3 2 1 9 3 +6 8
  Angola 5 1 2 2 3 4 -1 4
  Togo 5 0 0 5 2 11 -9 0

Togo replaced Sierra Leone after the latter withdrew after seeding.

Angola vs Togo was not played, as neither team could advance with a win.

Zimbabwe advanced to the Final Round.

Zimbabwe  1 – 0  Togo
A. Ndlovu   67'
Attendance: 42,958
Referee: Macnever Mang'anda (Malawi)

Egypt  1 – 0  Angola
H. Hassan   63'
Referee: Rachid Ben Khedija (Tunisia)

Togo  1 – 4  Egypt
Salou   80' Mansour   24'
H. Hassan   32'89' (pen.)
Ramzy   84'
Attendance: 10,253
Referee: Cherif Boubacar Mbaye (Senegal)

Zimbabwe  2 – 1  Egypt
P. Ndlovu   40'
Sawu   49'
El-Kass   64'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Getachew Mekonen (Ethiopia)

Angola  1 – 1  Zimbabwe
Neves   60' Sawu   25'
Referee: Kalumba Kabuya (Zaire)

Togo  1 – 2  Zimbabwe
Ali   69' Sawu   47'
McKop   62'
Attendance: 5,464
Referee: Fode Capi Camara (Guinea)

Angola  0 – 0  Egypt
Referee: Eric Blareau (Belgium)

Egypt  3 – 0  Togo
H. Hassan   58'
Ezzat   83'
El-Kass   89'

Zimbabwe  2 – 1  Angola
Sawu   17'
P. Ndlovu   61'
Neto   44'
Referee: Karamchand Teeluckdharry (Mauritius)

Angola  Not Played[2]  Togo

Egypt  2 – 1
Annulled[3]
  Zimbabwe
Kasem   32' (pen.)
H. Hassan   40'
Sawu   5'

Togo  0 – 1  Angola
Paulão   83'
Attendance: 2,427
Referee: Ousmane Souleymane Diallo (Burkina Faso)

Egypt  0 – 0
Replay
  Zimbabwe
Attendance: 10,000

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 4 3 1 0 7 0 +7 7
  South Africa 4 2 1 1 2 4 -2 5
  Congo 4 0 0 4 0 5 -5 0
  Libya withdrew, results annulled[5]

South Africa replaced São Tomé and Príncipe after the latter withdrew after seeding.

Nigeria advanced to the Final Round.

Nigeria  4 – 0  South Africa
Ricky   34'
Siasa   56'
Yekini   65'89'
Attendance: 40,738
Referee: Rex Odei (Ghana)

South Africa  1 – 0  Congo
Masinga   27'

Congo  0 – 1  Nigeria
Yekini   22'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Pierre Alain Mounguengui (Gabon)

South Africa  0 – 0  Nigeria
Attendance: 47,748
Referee: Edwin Senai (Botswana)

Congo  0 – 1  South Africa
Legodi   86'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Sylvain Abikanlou (Benin)

Nigeria  2 – 0  Congo
Fuludu   14'
George   84'
Attendance: 30,202
Referee: Mohamed Kouradji (Algeria)

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ivory Coast 4 2 2 0 7 0 +7 6
  Niger 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 5
  Botswana 4 0 1 3 1 9 -8 1
  Sudan withdrew

Ivory Coast advanced to the Final Round.

Ivory Coast  6 – 0  Botswana
A. Traoré   10'17' (pen.)86'
Ben Salah   14'
Tiéhi   69'
Kouadio   70'
Attendance: 15,052
Referee: Titus Olabode Adegbehingbe (Nigeria)

Niger  0 – 0  Ivory Coast
Attendance: 14,230
Referee: Ahmat Kinder (Ghana)

Botswana  0 – 1  Niger
Yattaga   32'
Referee: Wallace Ernest Mabuza (Swaziland)

Botswana  0 – 0  Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast  1 – 0  Niger
A. Traoré   54'
Attendance: 18,011
Referee: Mamadouba Engage Camara (Guinea)

Niger  2 – 1  Botswana
Yahaya   23'89' Duiker   37'
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Morocco 6 4 2 0 13 1 +12 10
  Tunisia 6 3 3 0 14 2 +12 9
  Ethiopia 6 1 1 4 3 11 -8 3
  Benin 6 1 0 5 3 19 -16 2

Benin replaced Malawi after the latter withdrew after seeding.

Morocco advanced to the Final Round.

Tunisia  5 – 1  Benin
F. Roussi   16' (pen.)
Mahjoubi   30'
Hamrouni   40'52'
Sellimi   77'
Sacramento   43'
Attendance: 30,118

Morocco  5 – 0
Suspended at 51'[6]
  Ethiopia
Chaouch   2'29'
Fertout   14'
Lashaf   40'
Samadi   50'
Attendance: 6,820
Referee: Rachid Medjiba (Algeria)

Ethiopia  0 – 0  Tunisia
Attendance: 2,488
Referee: Bora Mady Kanoso (Madagascar)

Benin  0 – 1  Morocco
Daoudi   50'
Attendance: 2,488
Referee: Oi Attikora (Ivory Coast)

Tunisia  1 – 1  Morocco
F. Rouissi   44' Bouyboub   85'
Attendance: 36,950

Ethiopia  3 – 1  Benin
Hussein   7'
Beguashaw   38'
Tenker   50'
Sossa   21'
Referee: Christopher Yolisichra-Musa (Uganda)

Ethiopia  0 – 1  Morocco
Fertout   33'
Attendance: 12,757
Referee: Martin Bita Omondi (Kenya)

Benin  0 – 5  Tunisia
Tlemçani   15'
L. Rouissi   18'42'
Herichi   45'61'
Attendance: 5,933
Referee: Lazare Essimi Mbengue (Cameroon)

Tunisia  3 – 0  Ethiopia
Limam   4'
Mahjoubi   73'
Hamrouni   89'

Morocco  5 – 0  Benin
Chaouch   2'17'
El Khalej   42'
Abrami   60' (pen.)
Mezziane   72'
Attendance: 9,602
Referee: Cherif Boubacar Mbaye (Senegal)

Benin  1 – 0  Ethiopia
Arouna   62'
Referee: Zakaria Camara (Guinea)

Morocco  0 – 0  Tunisia

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Senegal 4 3 0 1 10 4 +6 6
  Gabon 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 5
  Mozambique 4 0 1 3 3 11 -8 1
  Mauritania withdrew

Senegal advanced to the Final Round.

Gabon  3 – 1  Mozambique
Nzamba   12'24'
Aubameyang   75'
Sardina   17'
Attendance: 8,903
Referee: Joao Do Nascimento Gonçalves (Angola)

Mozambique  0 – 1  Senegal
Diallo   86'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Christian Chikuka (Zambia)

Gabon  3 – 2  Senegal
Amégasse   37'
Nzamba   60'
Ondo   82'
Lette   34'
Sané   74'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Mamadouba Engage Camara (Guinea)

Mozambique  1 – 1  Gabon
Owanga   50' Nzamba   40'
Attendance: 8,778
Referee: Ali Tahir Hafidhi (Tanzania)

Senegal  6 – 1  Mozambique
Sané   13'20'
Seck   27'82'
Badiane   48'
Diarra   75'
Tembe   44'
Attendance: 6,758
Referee: Emmanuel Dada Obafemi (Nigeria)

Senegal  1 – 0  Gabon
Badiane   35'
Referee: Moulay-Lahcen Najachi (Morocco)

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Zambia 4 3 0 1 11 3 +8 6
  Madagascar 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 6
  Namibia 4 0 0 4 0 12 -12 0
  Tanzania withdrew, results annulled

Namibia replaced Burkina Faso who withdrew after seeding

Zambia advanced to the Final Round.

Zambia  2 – 0
Annulled
  Tanzania
J. Bwalya   20'
Mutale   30'
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: Gerald Gwatidzo (Zimbabwe)

Madagascar  3 – 0  Namibia
Jean-Paul   29'
Harry   44'58'
Attendance: 13,650
Referee: Goinsamy Maunick (Mauritius)

Tanzania  0 – 0
Annulled
  Madagascar
Attendance: 6,881
Referee: Charles Bakundukize (Burundi)

Namibia  0 – 4  Zambia
Chikwalakwala   15'35'
Mutale   22'26'
Referee: Louis Yana Yana (Cameroon)

Tanzania  2 – 0
Annulled
  Namibia
Lunyamila   52'
Minde   74'
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Madagascar  2 – 0  Zambia
Rasoanaivo   52'
Jean-Paul   90'
Attendance: 23,050
Referee: Bekele Kidane (Ethiopia)

Tanzania  1 – 3
Annulled
  Zambia
Jumanne   44' K. Bwalya   5'
Mwila   42'
A. Bwalya   67'
Attendance: 8,894
Referee: Charles Bakundukize (Burundi)

Namibia  0 – 1  Madagascar
Remi   3'
Referee: Jelas Ntebu Masole (Botswana)

Zambia  4 – 0  Namibia
Chansa   4'
Musonda   2' (pen.)
K. Bwalya   79'
Simambe   84'
Referee: Jorge Mario Femandes (Angola)

Zambia  3 – 1  Madagascar
Mutale   14'
K. Bwalya   65'
Mwitwa   68'
Rasoanaivo   82'
Referee: Hussein Ali Mousa (Egypt)

Group IEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Guinea 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 2
  Kenya 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 2
  Gambia withdrew
  Mali withdrew

Guinea advanced to the Final Round.

Guinea  4 – 0  Kenya
F. Camara   51'
Oularé   53'
T. Camara   65'89'
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Infali Cassama (Gabon)

Kenya  2 – 0  Guinea
Matego   10'
Nachok   88'
Attendance: 6,785
Referee: Fethi Boucetta (Tunisia)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Zaire–Swaziland match was not played, as neither team could advance with a win.
  2. ^ The Angola–Togo match was not played, as neither team could advance with a win.
  3. ^ The result of the original Egypt–Zimbabwe match was annulled due to crowd violence; it was later replayed on neutral ground.
  4. ^ The second Egypt–Zimbabwe match took place in France instead on in Egypt due to the crowd violence that had caused the previous match's results to be annulled.
  5. ^ Libya was originally scheduled to play all of its matches away; however, it withdrew in protest to this ruling and due to the UN sanctions against it.
  6. ^ The Morocco–Ethiopia match was suspended after 51 minutes due to Ethiopia being reduced to seven players; the result was affirmed.

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