Holders Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after being held to a 2-2 draw by South Africa.
Ivory Coast are the first of several nations to secure their place in the play-offs of the African World Cup qualifiers.
Two penalties from Victor Moses saved Nigeria from an embarrassing Africa Cup of Nations exit as they beat Ethiopia 2-0.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi feels this year's African Nations Cup is wide open.
Alain Traore scored twice as 10-man Burkina Faso beat Ethiopia 4-0 in Group C of the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.
Ethiopia coach Swenet Bishaw has backed his team's fans ahead of the African Nations Cup Group C game with Burkina Faso.
Zambia opened the defence of their African Nations Cup title with a disappointing 1-1 draw with Ethiopia in Nelspruit.
Coach Sewnet Bishaw has shrugged off Ethiopia's underdog status ahead of their African Nations Cup clash with Zambia.