S Africa Among Nations Cup Qualifiers

South Africa, Cameroon and Zambia have all booked their place at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after each won their penultimate qualifier on Saturday.

The pair join Algeria, Cape Verde, Tunisia and new hosts Equatorial Guinea at next year’s tournament which will be be played from 17 January to 8 February.

South Africa beat Sudan 2-1 to secure one of the two automatic qualification spots in Group A with a game to spare.

Thulani Serero opened the scoring seven minutes before the interval – the goal helping to settle an emotional South Africa team, who were playing for the first time since the death of goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

The match was switched the match to Meyiwa’s home town of Durban as a tribute to the man who captained South Africa in their first four Nations Cup qualifiers without conceding a goal.

Mid-way through the second half, Tokelo Rantie struck South Africa’s second to give his side breathing space.

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