Catch up with the highlights from Thursday’s Afcon action as Algeria crashed out of the tournament after a 3-1 defeat against the Ivory Coast, while Gambia clinched a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their final match of Group F.
The Ivory Coast crushed an abject Algeria 3-1 on Thursday to send the reigning champions crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the group stage, while Equatorial Guinea go through in second place in Group E after defeating Sierra Leone 1-0.
Catch up with this past Sunday’s action at the Africa Cup of Nations as Equatorial Guinea inflicted a first defeat in 36 games on Algeria to leave the reigning champions in serious danger of a group-stage exit after an astonishing goalkeeping blunder cost the Ivory Coast victory over Sierra Leone.
Reigning Afcon champions Algeria are in danger of an early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations after a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of outsiders Equatorial Guinea in Douala on Sunday, while Ivory Coast and Mali were held to draws by Sierra Leone and Gambia respectively.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s first half volley fired Nigeria to a 1-0 win over Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations, while both other games finished 0-0 as defending champions Algeria failed to hit the back of the net in a goalless draw with Sierra Leone. Catch up with the highlights here.
Kelechi Iheanacho overshadowed fellow Premier League stars Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez on Tuesday as Nigeria made a winning start to their Africa Cup of Nations campaign and title-holders Algeria were held.
Riyad Mahrez called on Algeria to rise to the challenge in Cameroon as they prepare to start their defence of the Africa Cup of Nations title.
Algeria secured their second Africa Cup of Nations title after claiming a 1-0 victory over Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday evening.
There was late drama in both Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals on Sunday as Algeria netted an injury-time winner against Nigeria, while a Tunisian own goal in extra time handed Senegal a spot in the Afcon final.
Wilfried Bony and Serey Die missed penalties in the shootout as Algeria sealed a 4-3 victory over the Ivory Coast following an entertaining 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final draw on Thursday.