Group A at the 2016 African Nations Championship was wrapped up on Sunday afternoon, with Ivory...
Group A at the 2016 African Nations Championship was wrapped up on Sunday afternoon, with Ivory Coast joining tournament hosts Rwanda in advancing to the quarterfinals after they beat Gabon 4-1.
Amavubi stumbled to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Morocco, but their earlier wins – including one against the Elephants – ensured they finished at the top of the log and will face Group B’s runners-up (likely to be Cameroon or DR Congo) in Kigali on Saturday.
In Butare, Ivory Coast scored three goals in the second half against a Panthers team which put up a good fight for roughly an hour before being outclassed by Michel Dussuyer’s men.
In Kigali, Morocco overpowered the tournament hosts with a stunning first half showing in which they netted four goals, including a brace from the excellent Aziz Mouaoui.
The final standings saw Rwanda and Ivory Coats in six points each (with the hosts on top thanks to a superior head-to-head record), while Morocco were third on four points and Gabon finished with one point.
Group B will be wrapped up tomorrow with simultaneous games in Butare, where Cameroon take on DR Congo, and in Kigali, where Ethiopia battle Angola.