CHAN 2023: it will be Algeria-Niger and Senegal-Madagascar for the semi-finals

The Madagascar team, the nice surprise of CHAN 2023. © Courtesy of CAF

Text by: Ndiasse Sambe Follow

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The posters for the CHAN 2023 semi-finals are known after the victories of Niger and Madagascar against Ghana (2-0) and Mozambique (3-1) respectively.

The Nigeriens will challenge the host country, Algeria, and the sensational Malagasy will face Senegal on Tuesday 31 January.


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Surprise team of the quarter-finals, the formation of Barea never ceases to amaze for its first participation in CHAN.

It won Saturday against Mozambique (3-1)

with the mastery of a team that seems to have its habits in this African Nations Championship.

The men of Romuald Rakotondrabe, voted best coach in the first round, confirmed the good impression left during their two group matches against Ghana (2-1) and Sudan (3-0).

It's a playful team with attackers who move quickly, very mobile midfielders, and who know how to use the ball.

Senegal, Barea's next opponent, on Tuesday in Algiers (7:00 p.m. GMT) has every reason to be wary of this team carried by the euphoria and the goals of Solomampionona Razafindranaivo (three achievements).

Niger, the Doula paw

For its part, Algeria will face Niger who will play their first final in the history of CHAN after four appearances.

The Mena don't have the most exciting style in the tournament, but they do have a devilishly efficient team.

After Cameroon in the first round (1-0), Niger showed their ability to defend and be realistic by winning against Ghana (2-0) with only 34% possession.

Goals from Seyni Dan Baro (11th) and Boubacar Haïnikoye (49th).

🇳🇪 Niger is semi-finalist #TotalEnergiesCHAN2022 👏

A great achievement for the Menas 💫

— MARHABA (@caf_online_FR) January 28, 2023

This qualification bears the mark of Harouna Doula, the man behind the greatest successes achieved by Nigerien football.

The 57-year-old coach had been the actor of the first qualification of Mena to a CHAN (2011) and then to a CAN (2012) after winning the regional tournament of Uemoa in 2010.

This semi-final against the host country in Oran, Tuesday January 31 at 4 p.m. UT, promises to be tough for the Nigeriens who will face an Algeria that has come close to elimination on Friday, and which does not intend to stop at two matches. of a historic title at home.


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