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The 2012 African Nations Cup qualifiers continued on Sunday with a number of teams securing vital wins in their quest for the Gabon and Equatorial Guinea tournament.


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Nigeria defeated Madagascar 2-0 with Everton defender Joseph Yobo and former West Ham winger Victor Obinna both netting to send the Super Eagles level with Guinea at the top of Group B.

Elsewhere, Zimbabwe defeated Liberia 3-0 with Willard Katsande, Ovidy Karuru and Khama Billiat on target for the hosts.

The Warriors moved to within a point of leaders Mali and moved above Cape Verde Islands to give their hopes of qualifying a massive boost.

The Lone Stars are bottom of Group A with just four points.

Zambia defeated the Comoros 2-1 away from home with Christopher Katongo and Emmanuel Mayuka the goalscorers to send them to the top of Group C ahead of Libya, Mozambique with Les Coelecantes propping up the table at the bottom.

The Central African Republic and Morocco played out a goalless draw which sees the Lions of the Atlas remain as group leaders, above CAR and Tanzania and Algeria.

Faty Papy scored for Burundi in their clash with Benin but his goal wasn’t enough to claim all three points as Guy Akpagba’s goal ensured a share of the spoils.

With Côte d’Ivoire having walked this group, it leaves Burundi and Benin to fight it out for qualification on five points with Rwanda lagging behind with just three points.

Congo lost 1-0 at home to Sudan with Bakri Almadina the goalscorer as Angola defeated Uganda 2-0. Manucho and Flávio Amado finding the target in that game as Togo beat Botswana 1-0.

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