CAF are stepping up their testing of players at age group levels in order to expose those turning out in the wrong age groups.
Ghana marched on to the AFCON quarter-finals to face Cape Verde after defeating goalless Niger 3-0 in Durban on Monday night.
Ghana come into this match knowing they need victory to secure their berth in the last-eight, while Niger must win to have any hope of progressing.
It was a pretty humdrum affair in Port Elizabeth, as Niger and DR Congo played out a goalless draw in this 2013 AFCON Group B encounter.
The DR Congo will be hopeful of earning their first win of AFCON 2013 when they take on Niger in Group B on Thursday.
Seydou Keita netted an 84th minute goal to secure a 1-0 win for Mali in their opening Africa Cup of Nations encounter.
West African neighbours Mali and Niger meet in Port Elizabeth for their first Group B match on Sunday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Here we take a look at the path travelled by Niger on their way to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa.
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Morocco ended their 2012 AFCON campaign with a 1-0 win over Niger at Stade de Libreville on Tuesday night.
Morocco and Niger will be playing to restore some of their battered pride in their final AFCON 2012 clash in Libreville on Tuesday.
A late strike from Issam Jemaa put Tunisia on the verge of securing their place in the 2012 AFCON quarter-finals as they edged Niger 2-1.
Tunisia will be hoping to book their place in the AFCON quarter-finals when face Niger in the second round of Group C matches on Friday.
Co-hosts Gabon made the perfect start to their AFCON campaign as they comfortably beat Niger 2-0 in their opening clash.