Where did it all go wrong for the Warriors in Liberia, and what must they get right in order to get over the line and reach the AFCON?
Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria qualified for next year's Africa Cup of Nations, while Guinea, Mauritania and Ivory Coast joined them.
The Valencia midfielder scored his first goal since his nationality switch to keep the Central African Republic's AFCON hopes alive.
Uganda skipper Denis Onyango is determined that the Cranes will extend their clean-sheet record to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Uganda will be without Farouk Miya and captain Denis Onyango for Tuesday's international friendly against Nigeria in Asaba.
Stuart Baxter says he is "proud and frustrated" after South Africa played to a 1-1 draw with Nigeria on Saturday.
Who were Nigeria's key men as they held South Africa 1-1 on Saturday to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations?
Uganda head coach Sebastien Desabre is proud of the manner in which the Cranes qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Tanzania are on the brink of ending their near four-decade wait for AFCON qualification, and will qualify if they beat Lesotho on Sunday.
The Flames fell to a 2-1 defeat by Comoros on Saturday to ensure the Atlas Lions' participation in next year's showpiece.
While a defeat to Nigeria wouldn't be a disaster for South Africa, the AFCON qualifier has the feel of a pivotal moment for the country's football.
Zimbabwe are on the brink of reaching the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, but can they sustain this success?
Despite his fine form, Henry Onyekuru is unlikely to start for Nigeria in this weekend's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.
For the first time since September 2015, Nigeria approach a match without any of their three first-choice midfielders in a matchday squad.
Zimbabwe face a stern test when they travel away to Liberia in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Chelsea forward's retirement came as something of a shock, but Gernot Rohr's has made the most of a tricky situation.
Which are the key areas that could decide the Super Eagles' showdown with Bafana Bafana at the FNB Stadium?
Talent Chawapiwa believes Zimbabwe's formidable fire power can 'punish' Liberia in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Despite the high-profile call-ups to the Ghana fold, it's Thomas Partey who remains the Black Stars' best hope.
Tinotenda Kadewere's return to full fitness after four months out with a knee complaint should prove a great lift for Zimbabwe.
It is a sign of South Africa's injury crisis and rapid evolution that just nine of their 23-man squad have ever faced Nigeria before.
Montpellier defender Ambroise Oyongo has been ruled out of the Cameroon squad to face Morocco in Friday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Nigeria may be in pole position in Group E, but they're up against it in Johannesburg if they're to avoid a repeat of recent unhappy memories.
The Black Stars have revealed that the Internazionale midfielder will not be involved in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.
KweséESPN looks at five talking points for South Africa ahead of the crunch AFCON qualifier against Nigeria next weekend.
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