The African Nations Championship kicks off in Cameroon this weekend, with Africa's best home-based players contesting the biennial tournament.
Ivory Coast were made to struggle by rank outsiders Namibia before winning 4-1 to reach the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.
South Africa's Bongani Zungu scored with a header from a second-half corner to secure a 1-0 win over Namibia on Friday.
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The Chipolopolo forward struck a 90th-minute equaliser to cancel out Benson Shilongo's opener for the hosts.
The Namibian wonderkid has stolen the early headlines after an outstanding start to the campaign by the Baby Warriors.
Senegal and Egypt qualified for the African Nations Cup thanks to wins against Burnundi and Tanzania.
Nigeria will not be competing at the 2017 African Nations Cup after losing 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday.
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.
DR Congo and Guinea earned crucial away wins in the second round of African qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
South Sudan's first World Cup qualifying campaign ended early following a 4-0 defeat at Mauritania on Tuesday.
Ghana eased to victory over Mauritius in their opening 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier, while Cameroon left it late to beat Mauritania.