Belgian coach Marc Wilmots parted ways with Ivory Coast Wednesday after failing to help the west African country to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia.
Kara M'bodji scored in stoppage time to give already-qualified Senegal a flattering 2-1 win over South Africa in Dakar on Tuesday in a 2018 World Cup Group D eliminator.
Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has rallied his teammates to play for pride and honour this weekend when they hosts the African champions, Cameron, in an ultimate Group B FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifier.
Shikabala marked his recall by Egypt with a superb goal during a 1-1 draw away to Ghana Sunday in the final World Cup Africa zone Group E qualifier.
North African nations Morocco and Tunisia took contrasting routes Saturday as they qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Yves Banana scored in stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Cameroon in Zambia Saturday at the end of a disappointing World Cup Group B campaign for the African champions.
Yacine Brahimi won and converted a harshly-awarded late penalty to rescue a 1-1 draw for Algeria against already-qualified Nigeria Friday in a World Cup Africa zone Group B dead-rubber.
English Premier League pair Diafra Sakho and Sadio Mane played key roles as Senegal defeated South Africa 2-0 in Polokwane Friday to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Ghana may already be out of the running for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, but the Black Stars are motivated to end the campaign positive as they host Egypt in the ultimate game at Cape Coast on Sunday.