Finally the ten teams that topped their respective groups in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Africa Zone have known who they must face in the play offs if they are to make it to the World’s biggest soccer Bonanza.

In what is expected to be the tie of the play offs, giants Ghana will face Egypt; the only side on the continent yet to lose or a draw game in the qualifiers.

Reigning Africa Champions Nigeria face the only nation from the CECAFA region Ethiopia while top ranked Ivory Coast will have to overcome group J conquerors Senegal in what will be a repeat of the game that led to the banning of Senegal from playing their home games in their own country.

Beneficiaries of Cape Verde sanction Tunisia face Cameroon while 2013 Africa Nations Cup runners up Burkina Faso will be up against Algeria.

Only Ethiopia and Burkina Faso will be aiming at playing at their first ever World Cup finals.

The first legs of the ties will played between 11 and 15 October, with the return legs taking place between 15-19 November.

The Full Africa’s 2014 World Cup play-offs:

Ivory Coast v Senegal

Ethiopia v Nigeria

Tunisia v Cameroon

Ghana v Egypt

Burkina Faso v Algeria

Who will progress beyond that hurdle to represent Africa at Brazil 2014?

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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