At the close of the
weekend, 15 African Nations will be confirmed as qualified for the next
of the Africa Cup of Nations to be held in South Africa from 9 January
2013 - if they emerge as aggregate winners after second leg second round
games at the weekend.
Protect a 2-0 first leg
Eight Nations will qualify this Saturday 13 October 2012 and another seven on Sunday 14 October.
The games lined up for the weekend are the second leg second round ties in the 2013 qualifiers. First leg ties were played on 8 and 9 September 2012.
This Saturday, Ghana will be out in Malawi to protect a 2-0 first leg win as defending 2012 AFCON Champions Zambia carry a slim 1-0 first win to Uganda. The games will be played at the Kamuzu Stadium and Namboole Stadium respectively.
DR Congo look safe
For a game set for the National Stadium, Botswana has a tall order – to reverse a 3-0 loss to Mali in the first leg tie.
In one of the highlights of the day, star studded Senegal will take on African giants Ivory Coast at the Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium. In the first leg, Senegal fought hard but fell 4-2.
Even with a reverse tie away to Equatorial Guinea, DR Congo look safe after a 4-0 first leg win.
Attempt to overturn
Nigeria will host Liberia at the Abuja Stadium, whom they tied with 2-2 in the first leg.
Sierra Leone was also held to a 2-2 home draw in the first leg and will be in search of crucial away goals in a Saturday reverse tie at Tunisia.
One last tie for Saturday will see host Morocco attempt to overturn a 2-0 first leg loss to Mozambique whom they host at the Mohammed V stadium.
Keep it futaa.com for all the action as the 2013 AFCON qualifiers kick off from 1530hrs local time.