AFCON 2019: knockout round update.

AFCON, competition resumes today in Egypt after twelve days of group stage action and two days of rest.

The group stage is over, with eight out of the 24 teams were eliminated as sixteen teams see the next round .

We resume on Friday (July 5) when the first two games of the round of 16 will be played. Two games will be played on the 6th, 7th and 8th July to determine who will make it to the eight quarter finalists.

July 5: Uganda vs. Senegal
July 5: Morocco vs. Benin
July 6: Egypt vs. South Africa
July 6: Nigeria vs. Cameroon
July 7: Madagascar vs. DR Congo
July 7: Algeria vs. Guinea
July 8: Mali vs. Ivory Coast
July 8: Ghana vs. Tunisia

Morocco vs. Benin

The Atlas Lions of Morocco are one of three countries that qualified by winning all their games without conceding.

The other two are Algeria and hosts, Egypt.

Tunisia one-goal record after beating Ivory Coast and South Africa after struggling to beat Namibia in the first game and it took an own goal to secure full points against them.

Benin made the knockout stage as one of four third best placed teams after competing in a group that had Ghana, Cameroon and Guinea Bissau and drew all their three games.

The battle lines are drawn, Morocco are favorites to not just win the tie but to go on and win their second trophy. Time will tell.

Senegal vs Uganda

Senegal – lost one game in the group stage, to Algeria but they had beaten Tanzania and Kenya to guarantee a second place and qualified for this stage.

East Africa’s only remaining representatives, Uganda, second in their group after thrashing DR Congo, drawing with Zimbabwe and losing to Egypt.