• Saturday, 28 January 2012

    ACN Day 7: Another one bites the dust

    Short but sweet review of day 7 of the African Cup Of Nations

    The first game saw Tunisa take on Niger and beat them 2-1, Niger dominated the game and let a goal in just few minutes before the end to see their hopes crushed by the Tunisians who make it through to the Quarter Finals. Although credit must go to William Tonji Ngounou, who scored Niger's first ever goal in this tournament. Well done that man!

    The second game saw another cruical game involving a big side. Morocco had to beat co-hosts Gabon to stand any chance of making it through to the Quarter Finals (Senegal again anyone?)easy!
    A goal from their captain Houssine Kharjah midway through the first half had settled any nerves. They looked to be cruising until the 77th minute when deja vue in this tournament kicked in again. Aubameyang scored for the co-hosts with a stunning volley which sent the home fans mental. Two minutes later the party could start Daniel Cousin (the ex Hull City man) made it 2-1 to Gabon. Then more drama, a penalty to Morocco close to 90th for handball which Kharjah slotted home 2-2.

    Then came the twist. 94th minute free kick from Bruno Zita Mbanangoye for Gabon made it 3-2. Wow! Morocco like Senegal are out of the tournament

    This tournament is breathtaking this year, get watching!

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