April 21, 2024

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Debutants Gambia march on to historic last 16 place

Guinea thought they had equalised after 77 minutes when Ibrahima Conte pushed a cross into the net at the back post, but his celebrations were cut short with the first assistant referee’s flag up for offside. The VAR confirmed as much.

Nigeria out of AFCON after Msakni strike fires Tunisia

Nigeria’s fight was dented when Iwobi was sent for an early shower. His studs up challenge on Msakni was first punished with a yellow card, but once the referee was told to re-visit the scene at the pitchside monitor, the yellow was turned to red.

Burkina Faso into AFCON quarters after Gabon penalty drama

On penalties, the first five ended 4-4 to send the game to a sudden death decider.

AFCON 2021 Round of 16 ties shape up

The match ups for the round of 16 have brought in exciting duels.

Gambia stun Tunisia with last minute winner

Heading in to this match, Gambia had already qualified as they were guaranteed to be one among the best four third placed finishers while Tunisia were also half in as they were on three points.

Holders Algeria dumped out of AFCON by Ivory Coast

Having only picked a point off a 0-0 draw with Sierra Leone and lost 1-0 to Equatorial Guinea, Algeria desperately needed a win to remain afloat and go through as one of the best placed number three sides.

Egypt joins Nigeria in round of 16, drag six more in

Ayman Ashraf tested the keeper early with a low left footer that was parried away as Egypt sought to beat their Nile neighbors from early on. Mostafa Mohamed also had a strong header from a corner brilliantly saved by the Sudanese keeper.

Morocco, Gabon progress to round of 16 from Group C

Morocco and Gabon have both progressed to the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations from Group C after playing to a pulsating 2-2 draw in the last round of group matches on Tuesday night.

Comoros dump 10-man Ghana out of AFCON

While they thought they had done enough for a massive comeback, Ghana were stunned in the 85th minute when Comoros scored the winner, another case of poor defense costing the Black Stars as Mogni completed his brace with a simple tap in from a cross on the right.

Senegal, Guinea squeeze through to AFCON round of 16

Liverpool star midfielder Naby Keita’s goal was only a consolation for Guinea, as first half goals from Knowledge Musona (26 minutes) and Kudakwashe Mahachi (43 minutes) was enough to earn Zimbabwe a first AFCON win since 2006.