Friendly success for favourites

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The Ivory Coast, finalists in 2006, enjoyed a 2-0 away success in Kuwait thanks to first-half goals from the Chelsea duo of Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba.

Senegal, who feature in the same first round group with Bafana Bafana, overcame fellow finalists Namibia 3-1 in Dakar after a brace from Diomansy Kamara, with Henri Camara netting the third. Brian Brendell scored a consolation goal for the Brave Warriors.

And second-half strikes from Tarik Sektioui (a penalty) and Soufiane Alloudi helped Morocco to a comfortable 2-0 success over Zambia.