VIDEO: Adel Taarabt (Spurs & QPR) scores a stunning solo to peg back Togo; Chelsea’s Drogba & Essien on target in their World Cup qualifiers

Togo 1 – Morocco 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 6, 2009) The home side took the lead in the fourth minute thanks to Moustapha Salifou. Morocco had Tottenham forward Adel Taarabt to thank for the equaliser, the on loan QPR attacker nutmegged one man and beat another before sliding home the equaliser in the 90th minute.

Nigeria 2 – Tunisia 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 6, 2009) Peter Odemwinge fired Nigeria in front on 23, two minutes later Nabil Taider equalised for Tunisia with a fine strike into the corner. Michael Eneramo looked to have given the Super Eagles the win on 81 minutes but a late equaliser from Oussama Darragi left things all square.

Algeria 1 – Zambia 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 6, 2009) Rafik Saifi’s second half header kept Algeria on course for qualification.

Ghana 2 – Sudan 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 6, 2009) Ghana’s Black Stars became the first African country to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Inter Milan’s Sulley Muntari and Chelsea’s Michael Essien scoring either side of the break to claim victory.

Ivory Coast 5 – Burkina Faso 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) Didier Drogba first scored in the 48th minute and then added another in the 65th to take his tally to 38 goals in 56 international matches. Kader Keita and Yaya Toure also scored after the Ivory Coast had taken the lead in the 12th minute when Saidou Panandetiguiri scored an own-goal.

Mozambique 1 – Kenya 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 6, 2009) Mozambique edged Kenya courtesy of a goal midway through the second half from veteran Jomo Cosmos striker Manuel “Tico Tico” Bucuane.