AFCON 2019 knockout stage: update and fixtures.

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 .

Day two of knockout

Egypt vs. South Africa

The hosts are back in action against South Africa in the round-of-16 stage of the competition.

Egypt won all three games and not conceding a goal and finished top of their group which had the likes of (Uganda, DRC, Zimbabwe).

South African were third in their group which had Morocco, Ivory Coast and Namibia and only won against Namibia to qualified as one of four third-best placed sides.

Eight trophies have emerged between the two sides. Egypt have a record seven titles while South Africa won back in 1996 when they were hosts and won it. Egypt beat South Africa to the hosting rights after CAF stripped Cameroon of the rights in 2018.

Nigeria vs. Cameroon

Nigeria and Cameroon have eight trophies between them :Cameroon five and Nigeria three.

Cameroon failed to get the needed goals to make a strong statement after shock defeat to Madagascar who are making their first appearance.

Cameroon had bonus row’s just before the tournament while Nigerian staged their protest during the group phase.

Senegal vs Uganda

Senegal beat Uganda by a goal to nil in their round-of-16 clash in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Friday night.

Sadio Mane strike in the 15th minute meant they have qualified for the quarter finals where they will be meeting with Benin.

Uganda finished second in their group behind Egypt. Senegal also finished in the same position behind Algeria.

Benin shocked Morocco by beating them on penalties after a one-all draw and extra-time in the first round-of-16.

Senegal lost the 2002 final while Uganda lost it in 1978

Morocco vs Benin

The first round of 16 match between Morocco and Benin ended with victory for Benin after the game was decide on penalties after a draw led to extra-time in Cairo.

The West Africans proved to be better composed from the spot scoring four against one by the North African giants and per-tournament favorites.

The first half ended goalless before Benin led on the 54th minute through Adilehou. The Moroccans hit back on the 76th minute through En-Nesyri.

Benin, meanwhile qualified to the round of 16 after managing a third place finish in Group F.

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