World Cup bound teams struggle in Angola
The first round of group games in the 2010 Africa Nations Cup has been completed and none of the 2010 World Cup bound African teams managed a win.
The four World Cup teams that had matches all failed to win with Ivory Coast only managing a draw a goalless draw against Burkina Faso.
Nigeria was the first to score in its match against Egypt but lost the match 3-1 in the end. The other three teams all failed to score.
Cameroon was stunned by Gabon who scored a first half goal and defended it to the end of the match.
The worst result was for Algeria who lost 3-nil to Malawi. Algeria was the only team to lose by a three goal margin in this first round of matches.
Ghana, the fifth World Cup bound African team was not involved in this round of matches after its match against Togo was cancelled following Togo's disqualification from the competition.
Its therefore not surprising that Groups A, C and D are anchored by Algeria, Nigeria and Cameroon respectively.
In seven matches, they were seven different scorelines :
|0 - 0||1|
|0 - 1||1|
|1 - 1||1|
|2 - 2||1|
|3 - 0||1|
|3 - 1||1|
|4 - 4||1|
The second round of matches will be kicked off by a match between Mali and Algeria and should Algeria lose that match then they will be leaving the tournament early.