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World Cup bound African teams record poor outing in friendlies

Only one of the five African representatives to the 2014 FIFA World in Brazil won its friendly on Wednesday, the day set aside for international friendlies by world soccer's governing body, FIFA, PANA reported from here Thursday.

Algeria, the only one of the five to play at home, defeated Slovenia 2-0 to become the only African World Cup team to record a win.

Cote d'Ivoire and Nigeria drew their matches while Ghana and Cameroon lost.

The Ivorians played 2-all with Belgium while Nigeria played goalless with Mexico, their third draw in as many matches, in the US.

For their part, the Black Stars of Ghana lost 1-0 to Montenegro while the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon were humiliated 5-1 by Portugal.

Following are the full results of all friendlies involving African teams on Wednesday:

Algeria 2               Slovenia 0
Belgium 2            Cote d'Ivoire 2
Montenegro 1     Ghana 0
Portugal 5            Cameroon 1
Nigeria 0              Mexico 0
Malawi 1              Zimbabwe 3
Burundi 1           Rwanda 1
Zambia 2             Uganda 1
Burkina Faso 1 Comoros 1
Mozambique 1  Angola 1
Mauritania 1       Niger 1
South Africa 0   Brazil 5
Botswana 3      South Sudan 0
Senegal 1          Mali 1
Namibia 1         Tanzania 1
Morocco 1        Gabon 1

Pana 07/08/2014