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1990 FIFA World Cup qualification – CAF First Round

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1990 FIFA World Cup qualification – CAF First Round

The CAF First Round was the first stage of the qualification for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) zone.


Eight knockout ties were originally drawn, involving the sixteen lowest ranked African countries.

, and all withdrew after the draw was made. This meant their scheduled opponents – , and – all advanced by walkover.

The winners of each tie advanced to the Second Round, where they were joined by the eight highest ranked African teams who received a bye in the first round.


7 August 1988
Angola  0 – 0  Sudan
Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Modjiri Ubi Kemuare (Zaire)
11 November 1988
Sudan  1 – 2  Angola
Osama Goal 7' Carmo Goal 79'
Mavango Goal 85'
Al Merreikh Stadium, Khartoum
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Osman Mohamud Halane (Somalia)

Angola won 2 – 1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.

Zimbabwe  w/o  Lesotho

Zimbabwe advanced to the Second Round after Lesotho withdrew.

Zambia  w/o  Rwanda

Zambia advanced to the Second Round after Rwanda withdrew.

16 July 1988
Uganda  1 – 0  Malawi
Moriri Goal 66'
National Stadium, Kampala
Attendance: 5,613
Referee: Tahir Hafid Ali (Tanzania)
30 July 1988
Malawi  3 – 1  Uganda
Chirwa Goal 3'
Kayira Goal 6'
Waya Goal 51'
Moriri Goal 69'
Civo Stadium, Lilongwe
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: William Moses Ochieng (Kenya)

Malawi won 3 – 2 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.

3 June 1988
Libya  3 – 0  Burkina Faso
Bezan Goal 8'
El-Aisawi Goal 22' (pen.)
El-Ghadi Goal 30'
June 11 Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ali Bin Nasser (Tunisia)
3 July 1988
Burkina Faso  2 – 0  Libya
Gnimassou Goal 65'
Kadeba Goal 73'
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Referee: Badara Sène (Senegal)

Libya won 3 – 2 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.

7 August 1988
Ghana  0 – 0  Liberia
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Linus Mba (Nigeria)
21 August 1988
Liberia  2 – 0  Ghana
Weah Goal 27'
Debbah Goal 88'
National Stadium, Monrovia
Attendance: 22,070
Referee: Alhagi Faye (Gambia)

Liberia won 2 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.

5 August 1988
Tunisia  5 – 0  Guinea
Jeridi Goal 3'
Maaloui Goal 11'
Limam Goal 75'89'
Yaacoubi Goal 82'
Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Mohamed Hossameldin (Egypt)
21 August 1988
Guinea  3 – 0  Tunisia
Emmerson Goal 34'82'
Toure Goal 49'
Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Dodji Kouassi (Togo)

Tunisia won 5 – 3 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.

Gabon  w/o  Togo

Gabon advanced to the Second Round after Togo withdrew.

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