AFCON 2017 (SEMI FINALS) + fixtures and results

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After series of thrilling and wonderful matches so far, the Total African Cup of Nations 2017 is approaching the final lap. Eight teams successfully scaled through the group stage huddle. The quarterfinal encounters were also not without surprises. After the departure of the big gun of the tournament (ivory coast), all attention shifted to Senegal to see if they can break their old jinx to win the cup. To every one’s surprise, Senegal also crashed out losing to Cameroon in a penalty shoot out. Liverpool striker, Sadio Mane was the only taker to miss the penalty in the shootout. This saw Cameroon booked their place in the Semi finals over Senegal.

Elsewhere, Burkina Faso defeated Tunisia in a cracker to also secure their spot in the Semis. Egypt knocked out Morocco in a tough North African tie to stage a successful semi final come back since they last won the competition. Ghana also cruised past DR Congo [2-1] in a tough quarter final tie to see them through to the semis, they will now face Egypt While Cameroon take on Burkina Faso in the semi final fixtures.

Fixtures and results. 1/2/2017

Burkina Faso 1 vs 1      Egypt

{Egypt scaled through 4-3 on penalties}.

Ghana     vs     Cameroon   [Today, 2/2/2017]

 

So far so good, 58 goals have been scored in the tournament with DR Congo’s Kabananga leading the chart with 3goals. Mahrez , Slimani (both ALG ), Aubameyang (GAB ), Mane (SEN), Nakoulma (BUR), Sliti (TUN ) follow with two goals each.
More update to come after the first semi final tie on Thursday. Stay tuned.

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