The team level saw big surprises, especially the exit Algerian national team The current champion and first candidate for the title, after dropping down with a point in the fifth group.
The Greens failed to score Sierra Leone AndEquatorial Guinea Scored an honorable goal in defeat Code d ‘Ivory At the end of their careers, the game ended with the Elephants beating the group 3-1.
The technical director of Algeria commented Jamal Belmadi What happened was a failure, indicating he was withdrawing from training Vegetables After a golden age he won the Nations Cup and the Arab Cup.
The Ghana national team, which has 5 titles in its history, bid farewell to the group stage after falling down in the third group, which came as a big surprise by qualifying. Comoros national team Third best, in his first participation in the Nations Cup.
The Comoros national team performed a miracle by winning against Ghana and waiting for defeat Guinea-Bissau And Sudan is in the fourth group, and the loss Algeria And Sierra Leone are already in Group E to qualify for the Arab team.
With its players missing 3 penalty kicks in the group stage against Mali, Mauritania and the Gambia, the Tunisian team has a negative number, thus finishing third in the Carthage Eagles group.
It did not work Tunisia national team In the score against Mali and Gambia, the first participant in history clashed with the Eagles of Nigeria to stay with 3 points, losing by a clean goal in both matches.
The highest scorer in the championship
Cameroon striker Vincent Abubakar has topped the list of all-time leading goalscorers with 5 goals and 2 goals so far. Burkina Faso In the opening game, and against Ethiopia, before scoring a goal against Cape Verde at the end of the group stage.
When Tunisia clashed with Nigeria, the 16th round matches witnessed intense clashes as they clashed with Nigeria, the only team in their group to score 9 points with a full score.
Meets as Egyptian team Before Code d ‘IvoryIn the first clash between the two teams after the 2008 championship, the Pharaohs’ superiority at the time saw a four-point lead.
The 16th round matches are scheduled as follows.
Burkina Faso and Gabon
Nigeria vs Tunisia
Guinea vs Gambia
Cameron vs Comoros
Senegal and Cape Verde
Morocco and Malawi
Equatorial Guinea vs Mali
Egypt before C டிte d’Ivoire
Commenting on the first round matches, sports commentator Tariq Dalat stressed that although he described some matches as promising, the team position was not strong as the number of teams in the tournament increased to 24. The next round will be a real start to the African Championship.
Talat considered the departure of defending champions Algeria from the group to be the strongest surprise ever.
He also expressed his admiration for the performance of Equatorial Guinea and the Comoros, especially after their surprise victory over Ghana, one of the continent’s superpowers, after qualifying for the next round.
Regarding the chances of the Arab teams, Talat explained that the Moroccan team can reach greater distances, especially after the performance of the Moroccan tournament, but unfortunately, Morocco and Egypt will clash if they advance to the round of 16. In the quarter.
He stressed that Egypt includes a strong list, but the path of the Pharaohs faces the C டிte d’Ivoire.
Talat gave priority to Egypt at the loss of Morocco in the quarterfinals if the Pharaohs beat the Elephants team.
He explained that despite the corona injuries that could have prevented the Carthage Eagles, despite two defeats at the group stage, Tunisia could have completed their journey in competition.