Cameroon move top of ANC qualifying group after South Africa draw

Cameroon moved top of Group M after securing a 2-2 draw against South Africa in their 2017 African Nations Cup qualifying clash on Saturday.

South Africa had taken the lead through Tokelo Rantie, only for Sebastien Siani to level for the hosts just before the break.

And Cameroon recovered from a losing position again in the second half after Kekana Hlompo had fired the visitors back into the lead -- scoring a screamer from inside his own half -- with Nicolas N'Koulou then grabbing a 67th-minute equaliser.

The draw sees Cameroon edge ahead of Mauritania by one point to the top of the standings, with South Africa moving off the bottom of the group into third place, leapfrogging Gambia.

Columbus Crew SC midfielder Tony Tchani made his Cameroon debut, cap-tying him to the nation of his birth after he played in a friendly for the United States in January.

Senegal stayed perfect in Group K with a 2-0 win over Niger, Mohamed Diame and Baye Oumar Niasse scoring in either half.

Earlier, Namibia picked up their first points in Group K following their 3-1 victory over Burundi.

Benson Shilongo, Peter Shalulile and Hendrik Somaeb all struck for Namibia, with Fiston Abdul Razak offering up Burundi's only reply.

Youssef El Arabi's first-half penalty was enough to give Morocco a 1-0 win at Cape Verde as the visitors took a three-point lead over their opponents in Group F.

DR Congo moved ahead of Angola into top spot in Group B after sweeping them aside with a 2-1 win.

Cedric Bakambu opened the scoring from the penalty spot for DR Congo inside 20 minutes, with Elia Meschak then doubling their lead in the 77th minute.

Fredy pulled one back for Angola deep into injury time but his side were unable to find an equaliser.

Burkina Faso used Jonathan Pitroipa's 60th-minute penalty to defeat Uganda 1-0 and move level with their opponents atop Group D.

Mauritius moved clear of Rwanda into second in Group H after beating them 1-0.

Francis Rasolofonirina scored the only goal of the game for Mauritius in the 59th minute.

Seychelles saw off Lesotho 2-0 with goals in each half to draw level on points with their Group J opponents.

Gervais Trevor Waye-Hive set Seychelles on their way, before Dine Dine Suzette later made sure of the result.