mouth-watering posters for the quarter-finals

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The clash Algeria-Côte d’Ivoire and the derby Senegal-Mauritania are the two big posters of the quarter-finals of CHAN 2023. Of the eight teams present in the quarter-finals in the last edition, none qualified this time for the second round. The succession of Morocco, package, is more open than ever

Niger was the last country to validate its ticket for the quarter-finals of CHAN 2023 on Tuesday by achieving the feat against Cameroon (1-0). Harouna Doula’s men showered the Cameroonian favorites by scoring their goal in the 71st minute. A victory that allows them to finish at the top of group E and win the only ticket for this group of three. The Mena will meet Ghana on Saturday January 28 (7 p.m. UT) for the last quarter-final.

Before, on Friday 27 (5 p.m. UT), all eyes will be on the Baraki stadium in Algiers where the Fennecs will meet the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire for the first quarter-final. In their lair where they have filled up with three wins in three matches, Madjid Bougherra’s men have the favor of the forecasts in front of Ivorians with an irregular course. The local Elephants indeed started with a defeat against Senegal (0-1), then a draw against DR Congo (0-0), before beating Uganda (3-1) on the last day, suddenly snatching an almost unexpected qualification.

Algeria is therefore advancing with more certainty in its game, its defensive solidity, and above all, it will be able to count on the 40,000 supporters of Baraki’s Nelson-Mandela sat which will fill up as in the opening match. CAF, which was seeking to give a second life to CHAN, which was losing popularity, found the right vein in Algeria.

The African football body will even be able to promote the Senegal-Mauritania match, Friday at 7 p.m., a derby that the supporters are impatiently awaiting. Senegal, which is playing only its third CHAN, seems to benefit from the dynamics of the Lions of the A team, African champions a year ago. The men of Pope Thiaw left good impressions in the first round despite a loss, against the run of play, (0-1) against Uganda. Mauritania, for its part, celebrated its first quarter-final qualification at CHAN, after two unsuccessful attempts. The Mourabitounes, led by their new coach, the Comorian Amir Abou, also responsible for the A team, do not want to stop there after having released the last finalist of the competition (Mali).

Finally, the last quarter-final between Madagascar and Mozambique will oppose two outsiders who thwarted the forecasts in the first round. The Malagasy offered themselves the luxury of beating Ghana (2-1) and Sudan (3-0) with the way. Mozambicans managed to finish behind Algeria after having notably disposed of Libya, titled in 2014.

The quarter-final table

January 27: Algeria-Ivory Coast, 4 p.m. in Baraki / Senegal-Mauritania, 7 p.m. in Annaba

January 28: Madagascar-Mozambique, 4 p.m. in Constantine / Niger-Ghana, 7 p.m. in Oran

CHAN 2023: schedule and results of the African Nations Football Championship


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