There are eight African World Cup Qualifying matches this weekend and three of them are clashes between the top two teams. Those three are: Zambia - Algeria, Tunisia - Nigeria, & Burkina Faso -Côte d'Ivoire. All of these match ups are huge if any team emerges with a victory it will put them in the drivers seat for South Africa. If the match ends in a draw that would not be a horrible result for the away team who would hope to win the return leg. Due to the unforgiving nature of African Qualifying, where only the top team advances to the World Cup. It is crucial that teams win these matches which is why I feel that these three specifically will be the ones to watch this weekend. The other five matches are just as crucial and the teams playing there can afford no mistakes either.
Also with South Africa having & Egypt having a shot at the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup the spot light will certainly be on African Football. I know I am not alone in hoping that Africa puts on a hell of a show this weekend.