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.
Egypt 1-0 Ghana
Mali 1-1 Uganda
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.
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