Egypt, Equatorial Guinea sail into AFCON quarters

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.

Mo Salah in action against Ivory Coast

Egypt qualified for the quarter finals of the Africa Cup of Nations following a 5-4 penalty shootouts victory over Cote d'Ivoire on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

The record champions kept their cool in the nerve-racking penalties to beat Cote d'Ivoire with substitute goalkeeper Mohamed Daader saving Eric Bailly's spot kick.

The match was watched by an enthusiastic crowd at the Japoma Stadium.

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.

Nzalang Nacional reached the quarterfinals for the third time in as many participations, while Mali failed to replicate what they did in Cameroon 50 years ago when they reached the final in 1972.

The match was scoreless after regulation and extra time In the extra-time.

Equatorial Guinea goalkeeper Jesus Owono was his side’s hero, saving two penalties to send NZalang Nacional to the final eight.

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