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Ivory Coast were the first of several countries to secure their place in the play-offs of the African World Cup qualifiers as they came from behind to beat Tanzania 4-2 in Group C.
Two late penalties from Victor Moses saved Nigeria from an embarrassing Africa Cup of Nations exit as they booked their place in the quarter-finals with victory over Ethiopia.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi feels this year's African Nations Cup is wide open as the perceived gap between the bigger and smaller teams continues to narrow.
Alain Traore scored twice as 10-man Burkina Faso beat Ethiopia 4-0 in Group C of the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.
Ethiopia coach Swenet Bishaw has backed his team's fans ahead of the African Nations Cup Group C clash with Burkina Faso, despite the fine imposed for bad behaviour against Zambia.
Zambia opened the defence of their African Nations Cup title with a disappointing 1-1 draw in an eventful Group C clash with 10-man Ethiopia at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
Ethiopia coach Sewnet Bishaw has shrugged off his side's underdog status on the eve of their return to the finals of the African Nations Cup for the first time in more than 30 years.