AFCON 2017: Group Stage Ends as EGYPT, GHANA Progress. +top scores list.

Image result for afcon 2017 imagesGROUP D

In a dramatic showdown, Mohammad Sallah’s goal for Egypt against Ghana sends them through to the quarterfinals as group leader. Before yester night’s game, Egypt was second on the log with 4points while Ghana placed first with 6points. Already, Ghana have already qualified for the next round having garnered 6points but was seeking to get at least a point to remain aloof. With Mali’s failure to win Uganda, it further paved way for Egypt to follow suit. Just like Gabon, Ivory Coast, and Algeria, Mali also had a below par outing with only 2points to show in 3games.

 

Final result

Egypt 1-0       Ghana

Mali    1-1       Uganda

Standings

Egypt              7points

Ghana            6points

Mali                2points

Uganda           1point

Quaterfinal fixtures

8 teams out of 16 have successfully qualified for the next phase of the tournament. Indeed, when the going gets tougher, the tougher should sure get going. The competition is now two times tougher. All surviving teams now need to double up. Egypt faces Morocco in a North African tie while Senegal hooks up against Cameroon. Below is the full fixture of the quarter finals.

Senegal           vs         Cameroon

Burkina Faso vs        Tunisia

Dr Congo       vs         Ghana

Egypt              vs         Morocco

So far, 52 goals have been scored with Dr Congo’s Junior Kabananga [3goals] leading the pack. Below is the list of the top 6 scorers.

Top scorers

Dr Congo        Junior Kabananga                   3goals

Algeria            Riyad Mahrez                         2goals

Senegal            Sadio Mane                             2goals

Gabon             Pierre Emerrick Aubameyang 2goals

Algeria            Islam Slimani                          2goals

Tunisia             Naim Sliti                                2goals

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