Tunisia Through To Nations Cup Finals

Tunisia booked their place at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals with a 0-0 draw away to Botswana in Gaborone on Friday.

The point helped Tunisia to go top of the table with 11 points to give them their 17th appearance at the Nations Cup.

Botswana, who had already been eliminated from qualifying, picked up their first point of the campaign.

Tunisia, the 2004 winners, join Algeria and Cape Verde who had both already qualified from their groups.

Earlier on Friday, Ivory Coast thrashed Sierra Leone 5-1 in their penultimate 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier to remain in the hunt to reach next year’s finals.

The Elephants needed to bounce back from a surprise home loss by DR Congo last time out to keep up the pressure on their Group D rivals for an automatic qualification spot.

And they did it in some style after overcoming initial resistance from Sierra Leone in Abidjan, who had given up home advantage because of the severity of the Ebola outbreak in their country.

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