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No draws allowed here. Extra time and penalties await should teams go to a stalemate after 90 minutes. And we’ve already had our first shootout where underdogs Benin knocked title-hopefuls Morocco out of the competition.
Two matches will be played each day to decide the quarterfinal teams. On Saturday, it’s do or die for South Africa.
Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf wants forward Karl Toko Ekambi to rediscover his La Liga form when they meet Nigeria on Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 blockbuster in Egypt.
Ekambi was the leading Villarreal scorer in the Spanish top flight last season with 10 goals, but has failed to find the net for the Indomitable Lions in three group matches.
Unlike the showdown between Cameroon and Nigeria, this match appears easy to call with record seven-time champions Egypt overwhelming favourites to defeat poorly performing South Africa.
While the Pharaohs won all three group games without conceding a goal, Bafana Bafana snuck into the last 16 as the lowest of the best four third-place qualifiers.
Results on 5 July
Benin beat Morocco (penalties)
Senegal beat Uganda (1-0)
Afcon live scores and highlights on 6 July
Live scores are available in the previews.
18:00 Nigeria vs Cameroon – Preview, prediction and head to head
21:00 Egypt vs South Africa – Preview, prediction and head to head
Afcon fixtures on 7 July
Times are SAST.
Additional reporting by AFP.
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Publish date : 2019-07-05 22:13:39