Africans countries have been busy this weekend across the world in international friendlies. Gary Al-Smith has more.

Ahmed Musa marked his first game as Nigeria skipper with a superb goal as the Super Eagles drew 1-1 with South Africa in a friendly.

It was played on Sunday at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

Musa, 22, struck on 84 minutes to give Nigeria the lead, but Mamelodi Sundowns star Bongani Zungu grabbed a last-gasp equaliser for the hosts.

It was Musa's 10th international goal in 43 appearances, while Zungu's strike ensures Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba stays unbeaten against Nigeria after three encounters.

Zambia ended their winless drought in 2015 when they beat Rwanda 2-0 at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Sunday. The victory was Zambia’s first in 2015 after picking two draws and as many wins since the start of the year.

Japan needed goals from substitutes Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda to secure a 2-0 friendly victory over Tunisia.

In France, Ghana were beaten 2-1 by Senegal, who have now eclipsed the Black Stars twice in a row following a same scoreline at the recent Afcon.

Manchester City's Yaya Toure says he will decide about his international future with the Ivory Coast this week after his country drew 1-1 with Equatorial Guinea.

Tanzania's Taifa Stars came from behind to draw 1-1 with Malawi in Dar es Salaam. 

FRIENDLY RESULTS

Japan 2-0 Tunisia
South Korea 1-1 Uzbekistan
Gambia 1-0 Mauritania
Canada 1-0 Guatemala
Trinidad and Tobago 0-1 Panama
Jamaica 2-1 Venezuela
Hong Kong 1-0 Guam
Iraq 2 – 1 DR Congo
Mauritius 1 – 1 Togo
Morocco 0 – 1 Uruguay
Ghana 1 – 2 Senegal
FT El Salvador 0 – 2 Argentina
Mexico 1 – 0 Ecuador
Tanzania 1 – 1 Malawi
South Africa 1 – 1 Nigeria
Botswana 1 – 2 Mozambique
Brazil 1 – 0 Chile
Zambia 2 – 0 Rwanda
Ivory Coast 1 – 1 Equatorial Guinea
France 2-0 Denmark

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