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Countdown to AFCON 2023 Presented by Ed Emeanua
The teams playing at the 34th edition of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire 2023 continued with friendlies ahead of the Saturday tournament.
Here are the results of the latest friendly matches played:
Ghana 0 Namibia 0
Ghana’s Black Stars in Kumasi couldn’t break through against a well-organized Namibia. The two teams ended in a goalless draw, but the coaches identified the work that remains to be done before the start of the competition.
Cameroon 1 Zambia 1
In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where they were preparing, Cameroon and Zambia held each other to a 1-1 draw. Patson Daka opened the scoring early for the Chipolopolos before Darlin Yongwa equalized for the Indomitable Lions.
Equatorial Guinea 1 Djibouti 1
Another draw in these preparations. This time, Equatorial Guinea couldn’t dominate Djibouti. Carlos Akakpo scored for Nzalang Nacional.
Algeria 4 Burundi 0
Algeria’s Desert Foxes concluded their training in Lomé, Togo, with another impressive victory. After a 3-0 success against the local Togo team, Djamel Belmadi’s men did it again. A comfortable 4-0 win against Burundi with goals from Baghdad Bounedjah, Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani, and Mohamed Amoura.
Senegal 1 Niger 0
The defending champions bid farewell to their supporters with a narrow 1-0 victory over Niger on Monday at the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium. The Lions’ winning goal came deep into added time courtesy of Formose Mendy.
Egypt 2 Tanzania 0
The match between these two teams that have qualified for the AFCON turned in favor of the dominant Pharaohs throughout the game. Mahmoud Trezeguet opened the scoring before Mohamed Salah’s penalty.
For all these teams that have qualified for the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON, it is time to head to Côte d’Ivoire for the final stretch of preparations before entering the competition.