The Africa Cup of Nations showpiece final will pit 3-time winners Nigeria, against host nation and two-time winners Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday night.
Hosts beat DRC 1-0 as Sebastian Haller scores 2nd-half volley to send the Elephants to Sunday’s final
Ronwen Williams’ historic penalty saves propel South Africa to the Africa Cup Semifinals in a thrilling shootout.
Bafana Bafana to face Nigeria; Ivory Coast to take on Congo in last 4 meeting Wednesday
Congo to face winners of quarterfinal match between Ivory Coast, Mali
Mali beat Burkina Faso 2-1, South Africa eliminate Morocco 2-0
A week ago it looked as if the Ivorians were set for a humiliating group-stage exit from their own AFCON, but now they are into the quarter-finals after beating Senegal 5-4 on penalties following a tie that finished 1-1 at the end of extra time. The Elephants scraped into the knockout phase with the worst record of the four best third-placed sides to advance, after finishing the first round with a humiliating 4-0 loss to Equatorial Guinea, their heaviest ever home defeat. They followed that by sacking veteran French coach Jean-Louis Gasset and trying unsuccessfully to bring in former boss Herve Renard on a short-term deal. But instead former player Emerse Fae was appointed on an interim basis, hoping to rouse a shell-shocked team for a daunting tie against the holders.
Mohamed Bayo scores very late winner to take Guinea to quarterfinals
Morocco finish Group F in top spot with 7 points
Group F leaders Morocco fail to widen point gap between runners-up DR Congo