CAN 2022: Egypt-Morocco and Senegal-Equatorial Guinea complete the quarters

Egyptian Mohamed Salah celebrates qualifying for the quarter-finals of CAN 2022. © FMM / Pierre René-Worms

Text by: David Kalfa Follow

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Gambia-Cameroon and Burkina Faso-Tunisia on Saturday January 29, then Egypt-Morocco and Senegal-Equatorial Guinea on Sunday January 30, will be the posters for the quarter-finals of the 33rd African Cup of Nations football (CAN 2022). 

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The painting is complete and it is quite unexpected!

The fault of the Equatorial Guinea team which, like that of Gambia the day before against Guinea (1-0), created the surprise in the round of 16 of the 33rd African Cup of Nations (

CAN 2022

).

The Equatorial Guineans dismissed Mali on penalties (6-5, 0-0 after extra time) and at the end of the boredom, this January 26 in Limbé.

Malians that the Senegalese were expecting with firm feet in the quarter-finals of this CAN 2022. But it is not a West African derby that we will witness on Sunday January 30.

It will be a reunion with an Equatorial Guinean selection that surprised Senegal 2-1 during CAN 2012.

Blank score, sterile extension and penalty shootout: this is also the progress of the meeting between Ivorians and Egyptians, this Wednesday in Douala.

A meeting whose antihero was defender Éric Bailly, author of a completely failed shot on goal.

A qualification 5 shots to 4 (0-0 AP) which allows the Egyptians to join Morocco in the quarter-finals.

Moroccans who had enforced the hierarchy against Malawi, 2-1.

This North African shock, scheduled for Sunday, will be the best poster for this next round, with a Burkina Faso-Tunisia (Saturday) which also looks very undecided.

AFCON 2022: THE QUARTER-FINAL PROGRAM

Saturday January 29 –

Gambia – Cameroon at 4 p.m. UT in Douala

Burkina Faso – Tunisia at 7 p.m. UT in Garoua

Sunday January 30 –

Egypt – Morocco at 3 p.m. UT in Yaoundé

Senegal – Equatorial Guinea at 7 p.m. UT in Yaoundé

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