Ghana became the fourth country to qualify for the Brazil 2014 World Cup play-offs in Africa after nailing Zambia 2-1 in a final Group D clash in Kumasi on Friday.
The Black Stars needed a draw to progress but when for the win while Zambia’s only way of qualification was to have won.
Goals from Majeed Waris and Kwadwo Asamoah gave the Black Stars a two-goal advantage just past the hour mark, before Nathan Sinkala netted in the 72nd minute.
Ghana topped the four-nation mini-league with 15 points from six games, their only setback being a 1-0 away loss to the Chipolopolo last June.
Zambia finished with 11 points and Sudan and Lesotho, who have two points each, meet in Omdurman on Sunday to decide who avoids the embarrassment of finishing bottom.
Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Egypt reached the play-offs ahead of the final round, and another six places are up for grabs on Saturday and Sunday.