Guinea have booked themselves a spot in the 2016 CAF African Championships semifinals after beating Zambia 5-4 on penalties at Umug...
Guinea have booked themselves a spot in the 2016 CAF African Championships semifinals after beating Zambia 5-4 on penalties at Umuganda Stadium in Gisenyi, Rwanda on Sunday evening.
Chris Katongo, Daut Musekwa and Stephen Kambamba missed from the spot whilst Mohamed Youla, Sory Soumah, Aziz Keita, Thierno Camara and Mohamed Thiam netted for Guinea after the quarterfinal match ended 0-0 following 120 minutes of action.
In the 27th minute Salulani Phiri tried to beat Keita from long range shot as he spotted the keeper off his line ,but the ball went wide. With 10 minutes to go before the half time break, a good shot by Ibrahima Sankhon nearly beat Jacob Banda, but it went inches wide off the far post.
Regular time ended 0-0 and the match moved into extra-time. Guinea nearly grabbed a goal in the first half of extra time when substitute Boniface Haba was denied twice by Banda from close range.
Neither side could find a goal as 120 minutes of action ended goalless. Keita scored the winning penalty to ensure Syli Nationale are through to meet DRC in the semifinals.
Two second half goals by Aliou Dieng and Abdoulaye Diarra were enough to book Mali a ticket in the 2016 CAF African Championships semifnals as they beat Tunisia 2-1 at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo in Kigali on Sunday afternoon.
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Although Ahmed Monser scored for the Carthage Eagles in the first half as they dominated the proceedings, it was disappointing for them to lose them encounter.
With 13 minutes remaining in the opening half, Ben Amor tried a long range shot after seeing Diarra off his line, but his attempt went wide.
It was 1-0 at the interval.
At the start of the second half the Malians were the better side as they were chasing an equaliser, but they struggled to fashion decent goal scoring chances.
In the 65th minute substitute Kouame produced Koita with a great through ball, but the latter failed to hit the target as he tried to chip the keeper, but it went too high.
The match took a turn in the 69th when Mali were handed a penalty after Zied Boughattas was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the box.
Aliou Dieng converted from the spot to equalise for the Eagles, 1-1.
With ten minutes to go Abdoulaye Diarra put the Eagles in front when he made a great run down the left flank and into the box before finishing with his right foot.
The Eagles were under pressure in the dying minutes of the match, but managed to emerge as victors to book a semifinal date against Cote d’Ivoire.