AFCON 2023: Stage is Set for Thrilling Round of 16 Clashes!

The drums of war have sounded in Côte d’Ivoire, as the stage is set for the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations 2023. The group stage may have thrown up some surprises, but one thing’s for sure: the Round of 16 promises electrifying matchups and nail-biting drama.

Hosts Sneak Through, But Face Familiar Foe:

Despite a disappointing 4-0 loss to Equatorial Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire managed to squeeze through as one of the best third-placed teams.

However, their reward is a mouthwatering clash against Senegal, their West African rivals, in the Round of 16. Can the Elephants redeem themselves in front of their home crowd?

Other Key Clashes:

  • Nigeria vs Cameroon: Two African giants collide in a battle for supremacy. Both teams boast immense talent and experience, making this a clash not to be missed.
  • Egypt vs DR Congo: The Pharaohs, seeking a record-extending eighth title, face a determined DR Congo side that defied expectations by qualifying despite not winning a single group game.
  • Cape Verde vs Mauritania: Underdogs Cape Verde, who stunned everyone by topping their group with two wins and a draw, take on Mauritania, seeking to continue their fairytale run.

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Full Round of 16 Fixtures:

  • January 27th: Angola vs Namibia, Nigeria vs Cameroon
  • January 28th: Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea, Egypt vs DR Congo
  • January 29th: Cape Verde vs Mauritania, Senegal vs Côte d’Ivoire
  • January 30th: Mali vs Burkina Faso, Morocco vs South Africa

Don’t miss a single kick!

Make sure to tune in to all the action as the best of Africa battle it out for continental glory. Who will emerge victorious? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: the Road to Abidjan is about to get even more exciting!

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