Afcon Roundup: Egypt, Nigeria through to the last 16

Egypt 1-0 Sudan

Egypt, seven-time champions, qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations last 16 on Wednesday with a 1-0 victory against neighbours Sudan, a result that also qualified Cape Verde and Malawi.

Nigeria won Group D for the third time in a row with a 2-0 victory against Guinea-Bissau, leaving Egypt to face the winners of Group E in the following round, as well as a possible meeting with Ivory Coast in Douala.

Mohamed Abdelmonem headed home the winner 10 minutes before half-time in Yaounde, advancing the Pharaohs and eliminating Sudan.

Egypt’s victory secured qualification for Cape Verde and Malawi as two of the four best third-placed teams. Malawi has advanced to the tournament’s knockout stages for the first time.

Nigeria 2-0 Guinea-Bissau

Former three-time winners Nigeria maintained their unbeaten start to the competition with a 3-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau, courtesy of goals from Umar Sadiq and captain William Troost-Ekong in the second half.

The Super Eagles will remain in Garoua on Sunday to face a third-placed team in the last 16.

On January 25, Cape Verde will face Sadio Mane’s Senegal in Bafoussam, while Morocco will face Malawi in Yaounde.

Related posts

Denver Nuggets Beat Miami Heat to Earn their First NBA TitleĀ 

Monday, led by 28 points from Nikola Jokic, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Miami Heat 94-89 to deliver Mile High City its… Like this:Like Loading...
NewsSerie ASoccerSports

Following Udinese's draw with Napoli, Napoli are crowned Serie A champs

On Thursday, Napoli claimed their third Serie A championship and first in 33 years after a 1-1 draw at Udinese gave them… Like this:Like Loading...

Former world 100m champion Tori Bowie dies aged 32

Former 100-meter world champion Tori Bowie passed away on Wednesday at the age of 32, according to a statement from her management… Like this:Like Loading...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *