AFCON 2019 LAST EIGHT!

  • Senegal vs. Benin
  • Nigeria vs. South Africa
  • Algeria vs. Ivory Coast
  • Madagascar vs. Tunisia

Ghana vs. Tunisia

Ghana vs. Tunisia in Ismailia was the final fixture of round of 16. Ended with a goalless first half but with barely 20 minutes to stoppage time, Tunisia took the lead through an own goal brought Ghana into it.

The game was later decided via penalty kicks. The third game to travel 120 minutes. The first was Benin vs Morocco and Madagascar vs DRC.

73’ – Khenissi gave Tunisia the lead
90’ extra time – Bedoui equalized at the wrong end

Ghanaian fans were fuming over a disallowed goal scored by captain Andre Dede Ayew in the first half. According them, a Video Assistant Referee would have ruled it as a valid goal.

CAF was set to begin using VARs in the quarterfinals which Ghana was hoping to reach. The Black Stars are chasing a fifth AFCON trophy to equal Cameroon’s titles and Egypt’s record of seven.

Ivory Coast vs Mali

A Wilfred Zaha strike on the 76th minute was all ivory Coast needed to book their place in the quarterfinals of the AFCON by eliminating Mali.

They will now face Algeria who qualified for the last eight by beating Guinea three goals to nil.

Mali had overturned a first half possession dominance but failed to convert their chances.

The final round-of-16 fixture had Ghana’s Black Stars against Tunisia in Ismailia. Winner of the game was to face Madagascar in the last eight.

Malian Moussa Marega emerged the Man of the Match.

Mali vs. Ivory Coast

Mali and Ivory Coast played in an all West Africa fixture in Suez, while Ghana was set to take on Tunisia in Ismailia.

Winners of the Suez fixture will book a quarter final clash with Algeria while winner in Ismailia was set to face Madagascar in the next game.

Mali vs. Ivory Coast

Mali are yet to record a loss having won two and drawn one in the group stages over Mauritania and Angola and a draw with Tunisia respectively.

Ivory Coast qualified to this stage winning two matches against (Namibia, South Africa) and losing to Algeria.

It’s a battle of the first place finisher (Mali) who were chasing their first AFCON trophy and second-place finisher (Ivory Coast) chasing their third.

Ghana vs. Tunisia

Ghana topped their group F with a win against Guinea-Bissau they had drawn their first two games 2 – 2 against Benin and their match against Cameroon ended goalless.

Tunisia was second in Group E after three drawn games with Mali, Mauritania and Angola. Making them the only north African country that failed to win a match in the group games.

Egypt, Morocco and Algeria won all their group fixtures without conceding. Egypt was kicked out by South Africa and Morocco by Benin.

Tunisia are looking to being the second North African side after Algeria that qualified on Sunday evening with a 3 – 0 victory over Guinea.

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