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AFCON 2021: Egypt, Senegal complete semi final pairings

By Bakah Derick  Egypt grabbed the third semi finals ticket for the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Cameroon 2021 on Sunday 30 January 2022 in Yaounde after beating fellow North Africans Morocco 2-1.  Sofiane Boufal for the Atlas Lions opened scores from the penalty spot just six minutes into the game  and managed the lead till the end of first half.  The Pharoahs scored eight minutes into the second half via striker Mohamed Salah to draw level. The tension packed fixture played to prolongation with both fighting hard to secure a spot in the Semis. Mo Salah then paired perfectly with second half substitute Trezeguet to get a winner at the 100th minute.  Egypt's win sets up a meeting with host Cameroon and  pushes the Moroccans on the side as they were hoping to play their second semi final since 1988.  The Teranga Lions of Senegal grabbed the fourth and last ticket thrashing one of the tournament's revelation Equatorial Guinea 3-1. 

AFCON 2021: Egypt dismiss Cote d'Ivoire in eighth title quest

By Bakah Derick  The Pharaohs of Egypt have beaten the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire to keep hopes of winning another Africa Cup of Nations title. The sides separated on a viegin tie at the Japoma sports complex in Douala before heading for shootouts.  Starting line-up for Egypt ( Photo credit: Cameroon Tribune)  After Eric Bailly's penalty was saved, Egypt's captain Mohamed Salah scored the winning shot to take his side through to the quarter finals on a 5-4 win.  Starting line-up for Cote d'Ivoire ( Photo credit: Cameroon Tribune )  The North Africans will face block members Morocco on Sunday in Yaounde in one of four fixtures for the round of eight.   The Egyptians received huge support from Cameroonian fans in Douala who said they were paying back Cote d'Ivoire for supporting Comoros and accusing Cameroon of fraud.  Two time winners Cote d'Ivoire will have to wait for 2023 when they host to continue search for a third