2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)

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Listed below are the dates and results for the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for (Africa).

The Confederation of African Football was allocated five qualifying berths for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. 51 teams entered the qualification process.

Burundi withdrew before the draw was made. while Niger and Comoros chose not to participate.

Guinea was excluded from the competition during the Final Round for government interference with its national association, resulting in their results obtained in final round annulled.

Africa's five automatic qualifying berths were taken by Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, South Africa, and Nigeria.

Tournament structure

There were two rounds of play:

  • First Round: The 50 teams were divided into 5 pools of 10 teams each. In each pool, the 10 teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The winners advanced to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 25 teams were divided into 5 groups of 5 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners qualified.

First round

Pool A

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mauritania  1–5  Tunisia 1–2 0–3
Guinea-Bissau  0–3  Togo 0–0 0–3
Cape Verde  0–2  Algeria 0–0 0–2
Benin  1–2  Senegal 1–1 0–1
Gambia  0–3  Morocco 0–1 0–2

Pool B

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Madagascar  2–1  Gabon 2–0 0–1
Botswana  0–2  Zambia 0–1 0–1
Swaziland  1–8  Angola 0–1 1–7
Lesotho  0–3  South Africa 0–2 0–1
Sudan  2–2 (a)  Mozambique 1–0 1–2

Pool C

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
São Tomé and Príncipe  2–4  Sierra Leone 2–0 0–4
Central African Republic  1–4  Zimbabwe 0–1 1–3
Rwanda  2–4  Ivory Coast 2–2 0–2
Equatorial Guinea  2–5  Congo 1–3 1–2
Libya  4–3  Mali 3–0 1–3

Pool D

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Djibouti  2–10  DR Congo 1–1 1–9
Seychelles  1–4  Namibia 1–1 0–3
Eritrea  0–4  Nigeria 0–0 0–4
Somalia  0–6  Cameroon 0–3 0–3
Mauritius  2–6  Egypt 0–2 2–4

Pool E

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Malawi Flag of Malawi.svg 2–0  Kenya 2–0 0–0
Tanzania  2–4  Ghana 0–1 2–3
Uganda  4–7  Guinea 4–4 0–3
Ethiopia  2–4  Burkina Faso 2–1 0–3
Chad  0–1  Liberia 0–1 0–0

Final round

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 8 6 1 1 14 4 10 19
 Angola 8 3 4 1 11 9 2 13
 Zambia 8 3 2 3 14 11 3 11
 Togo 8 2 3 3 10 13 -3 9
 Libya 8 0 2 6 7 19 -12 2
  Angola Cameroon Libya Togo Zambia
Angola Angola 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1
Cameroon Cameroon 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Libya Libya 1–1 0–3 3–3 2–4
Togo Togo 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–2
Zambia Zambia 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 8 5 1 2 15 3 12 16
 Liberia 8 5 0 3 10 8 2 15
 Sudan 8 4 0 4 8 10 -2 12
 Ghana 8 3 2 3 10 9 1 11
 Sierra Leone 8 1 1 6 2 15 -13 4
  Ghana Liberia Nigeria Sierra Leone Sudan
Ghana Ghana 1–3 0–0 5–0 1–0
Liberia Liberia 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0
Nigeria Nigeria 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–0
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2
Sudan Sudan 1–0 2–0 0–4 3–0

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Senegal 8 4 3 1 14 2 12 15
 Morocco 8 4 3 1 8 3 5 15
 Egypt 8 3 4 1 16 7 9 13
 Algeria 8 2 2 4 11 14 -3 8
 Namibia 8 0 2 6 3 26 -23 2
  Algeria Egypt Morocco Namibia Senegal
Algeria Algeria 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1
Egypt Egypt 5–2 0–0 8–2 1–0
Morocco Morocco 2–1 1–0 4–0 0–0
Namibia Namibia 0–4 1–1 0–0 0–5
Senegal Senegal 3–0 0–0 1–0 4–0

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 8 6 2 0 23 4 19 20
 Ivory Coast 8 4 3 1 18 8 10 15
 DR Congo 8 3 1 4 7 16 -9 10
 Madagascar 8 2 0 6 5 15 -10 6
 Congo 8 1 2 5 5 15 -10 5
  Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Ivory Coast Madagascar Tunisia
Congo Republic of the Congo 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2
Congo DR Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–3
Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 2–0 1–2 6–0 2–2
Madagascar Madagascar 1–0 3–0 1–3 0–2
Tunisia Tunisia 6–0 6–0 1–1 1–0

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Africa 6 5 1 0 10 3 7 16
 Zimbabwe 6 4 0 2 7 5 2 12
 Burkina Faso 6 1 2 3 7 8 -1 5
 Malawi 6 0 1 5 4 12 -8 1
 Guinea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Burkina Faso Guinea Malawi South Africa Zimbabwe
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 4–2 1–1 1–2
Guinea Guinea
Malawi Malawi 1–1 1–2 0–1
South Africa South Africa 1–0 2–0 2–1
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 1–0 2–0 0–2

Guinea were excluded on March 19, 2001 after the Guinean sports minister had failed to meet a third FIFA deadline to reinstall the Guinean FA functionaries. Their match results were annulled


Qualified teams

The following five teams from CAF qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
 Cameroon Final Round Group 1 winners 1 July 2001 4 (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998)
 Nigeria Final Round Group 2 winners 29 July 2001 2 (1994, 1998)
 Senegal Final Round Group 3 winners 21 July 2001 0 (debut)
 Tunisia Final Round Group 4 winners 15 July 2001 2 (1978, 1998)
 South Africa Final Round Group 5 winners 1 July 2001 1 (1998)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Goalscorers

11 goals
8 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

References

  • FIFA.com results
  • Rsssf.com results
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