April 21, 2024

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Mane inspires Senegal to AFCON final

Aliou Cisse's team had two penalties awarded in the first half only for the Ethiopian referee to change his mind both times following a VAR review.

Senegal, Burkina Faso clash for AFCON final ticket

“We prepared well for our semi-final against Burkina Faso, even if we didn't have a lot of time. We focused on recovery. We know Burkina Faso team well; they remain a good team that is progressing with good players,” said Cisse.

Senegal, Egypt complete AFCON semifinal line up

Senegal and Egypt are through to the semifinals of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon after emerging victorious in their quarterfinal fixtures on Sunday.

North African derby promises fireworks as Senegal seek another semis spot

Coach Vahid Halilhodžić, one of the highest paid tacticians at the tournament is under pressure to deliver the title for the demanding Moroccans and a win against Egypt will be crucial in his quest.

Dominant Cameroon storm into AFCON semis

They doubled their tally in the 56th minute, Ekambi completing his brace after running in the blindside of the backline before scoring from Martin Hongla’s brilliant pass.

Egypt, Equatorial Guinea sail into AFCON quarters

Equatorial Guinea also needed penalties to beat Mali by 6-5 after a goalless draw in extra-time, to reach the quarterfinals and set a date with Senegal next Sunday.

Winning the AFCON would be special, says Salah

“I lost it in Gabon 2017 against Cameroon in the final, but I can assure you that it is the trophy that I want to win most. I work to win it and that is the story with all the Egyptian players present here,” Salah, who has won the UEFA Champions League and English Premier League titles with his club Liverpool said.

Morocco rally to reach AFCON quarters

But the early goal was a wake-up call for the Moroccon team as they responded and attacked in numbers to try and level matters. Imran Louza and Yousesef En-Nesyri all had their shots blocked by the Malawian goalkeeper Charles Thom who kept his team in the game.

Senegal stop 9 man Cape Verde to reach AFCON quarters

The Teranga Lions were first to get an opening in the game when Sadio Mane saw his shot come off the post a minute into the game. Cape Verde were already on the back foot and suffered a blow when they were reduced to 10 men, Patrick Andrade getting a red card.

Cameroon labor to beat 10-man Comoros, into AFCON last 16

Comoros were forced to field Ajaccio left back Chaker Alhadhur in goal as none of their three keepers was available. Two of their keepers had tested positive for COVID-19 while regular starter Salim Ben Boina was ruled out with injury