AFCON 2019 updates: Egypt join Nigeria in knockout stage
The African Cup of Nations, AFCON, the continent’s biggest football showpiece is underway in Egypt. It kicked off on June 21 after a spectacular opening ceremony.
Hosts, Egypt, went on to beat Zimbabwe by a lone goal in the first game of the tournament. Matches continue to played across the six groups and Africanews is keeping you up to date with the very latest.
GROUP A: Egypt – DR Congo – Uganda – Zimbabwe GROUP B: Nigeria – Guinea – Madagascar – Burundi GROUP C: Senegal – Algeria – Tanzania – Kenya GROUP D: Morocco – Ivory Coast – South Africa – Namibia GROUP E: Tunisia – Mali – Angola – Mauritania GROUP F: Cameroon – Ghana – Benin – Guinea-Bissau
June 27: Day 7 fixtures
Madagascar will play Burundi in the other Group B fixture, as they will both be hoping to do enough to join group leaders Nigeria in the last 16.
Madagascar played out a 2-2 draw in their first game against Guinea while Burundi put on a brave performance to lose by a single goal to Nigeria.
In Group C, its a clash of tournament favorites as Senegal take on Algeria. Both teams won their opening games against Tanzania and Kenya respectively.
The two East African teams will be hoping to earn their first points when they play in the other Group C encounter. Read More...