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.

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