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AFCON: 8 tough clashes in round of 16 fixtures


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The ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast, has zoomed into the round of 16 stage, with heavy clashes set to commence on Saturday.

The boys have been separated from the men as 16 teams have advanced to the knockout stage out of the 24 teams that started the race.

Under dogs Equatorial Guinea and Cape Verde have been scintillating, shocking their more fancied power houses in African football to top their respective groups.

Four-time champions Ghana and 2019 champions Algeria were all bundled out by less fancied opponents, in a tournament that is building up to be for the underdogs.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria who finished as Group A runners-up, behind giant killing Equatorial Guinea, will play arch rivals Cameroon on Saturday in the knock out round.

Below is the round of 16 fixtures and venues.

Saturday: Nigeria vs Cameroon (Abidjan)

Angola vs Namibia (Bouake)

Sunday: Egypt vs DR Congo ( San Pedro)

Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea (Abidjan)

Monday: Cape Verde vs Mauritania (Abidjan)

Senegal vs Ivory Coast (Yamoussoukro)

Tuesday: Mali vs Burkina Faso (Korhogo)

Morocco vs South Africa (San Pedro).



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