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Oct 7 10 3:36 PM

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Looking at some CAF records I'm trying to puzzle the details.

Round 1:
Nigeria vs Ghana 0-0, 2-2
Nigeria through after draw.

Sudan withdrew. Uganda vs Kenya 3-0, 0-1
Uganda through after draw.

Tunisia vs Morocco
Morocco withdrew

Round 2:
Uganda qualify after draw

Tunisia vs Nigeria 1-2, 2-2
Tunisia qualify after Nigeria walked off in 2nd match

No mention of any Kenya-Ethiopia and Uganda-Zanzibar match in CAF archives.
Kenya-Uganda match is reported 0-1 by RSSSF but 0-3 by CAF. Match played 1961-08-05 with return leg 1961-09-23.

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Oct 7 10 6:57 PM

Which CAF records?

There are many problems with CAF qualifiers on RSSSF (and everywhere else).

These two games were reported in a 1962 FIFA bulletin, simply as internationals (it doesn't say if they were friendlies, or for a tournament).

31/12/61 Addis, Ethiopia 4-3 Kenya
7/1/62 Addis, Ethiopia 6-1 Kenya

It could be that someone previously knew about these games but not the dates, and assumed that they were qualifiers.

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Jan 7 13 2:01 PM

The dates from the CAF archive mentioned above by trekky are correct, but the scores are not.

05/08/1961 Kenya 0-1 Uganda (Nairobi)
23/09/1961 Uganda 0-1 Kenya (Kampala)

CAF rules stated that matches would be decided by lots (Nigeria v Ghana was decided in this way), but Kenya and Uganda both wrote to CAF and suggested a play-off instead, as they felt the match should be decided on the pitch.

The play-off was held the following month:
29/10/1961 Uganda 2-0 Kenya (Kampala)

There was no evidence of the Uganda v Zanzibar and Kenya v Ethiopia matches in East African newspapers of the time.

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