AFCON trophy

 

 

 

After completion of the Round of 16 matches, the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals line-up in Egypt is complete.

There will be a new winner at the Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 after defending champions Cameroon were sent packing by Nigeria Super Eagles who beat them 3-2 in a five-goal thriller.

South Africa’s Bafana Bafana beat hosts Egypt 1-0 to reach the quarterfinals. Thembikosi Lorch scored what proved to be the game’s lone goal five minutes from time to produce one of the Africa Cup of Nations all time surprises.

Sadio Mane’s lone goal inspired the Teranga Lions of Senegal into the quarter-final defeating the Uganda Cranes.

Benin accomplished one of their best achievement in their footballing history after eliminating favorites Morocco with a 4-1 win in post-match penalties.

Wilfried Zaha’s strike for Ivory Coast in the 76th minute was enough to seal victory in a West African duel dominated by Mali.

Madagascar beat two time Afcon champions DR Congo 4-2 on penalties to storm the quarterfinals of the continental showpiece in their first appearance after a 2-2 draw in normal time.

Algeria’s Les Fennecs put up a flawless performance to thrash Guinea 3-0 in a round of 16 match to set up a quarter-final stellar tie with Ivory Coast.

Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles flew over Ghana’s Black Stars to progress to the quarter finals with a 5-4 post-match penalties victory after a one-all draw in normal time.

The 74,100-capacity Cairo International Stadium will host the final on Friday, 19 July 2019.

 

Quarter-final fixtures

Wednesday, July 10

Benin v Senegal – 30 June stadium, 7pm

Nigeria v South Africa – Cairo International Stadium, 10pm

 

Thursday, July 11

Algeria v Ivory Coast – Suez Stadium, 7pm

Madagascar v Tunisia – Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, 10pm