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Check Out How The AFCON 2022 Underdogs, Gambia, Burkina Faso Have Dominated The Tournament

The African Cup of Nations tournament of 2022 being hosted by Cameroon has had the most interesting course all of the AFCON tournaments. Funny and dramatic scenes have also been constantly witnessed during the matches with most confusing but hilarious being a referee blowing the whistle at just 85 minutes signalling the end of the match. Others like the referees overturning their own decisions thanks to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) 1 and even managers and head coaches being booked for a red card.

Despite all these, one of the other most prominent factor of the tournament has been the underdogs being better than the veterans. Teams that came into the tournament ranked the lowest have shocked their counterparts with their incredible playing tactics. Gambia for instance is the best example for that as it was their first time in the tournament but managed to muscle their way into the quarter finals but unfortunately their dreams were shattered by the hosts Cameroon. The new comers however made a very clear statement that they are here and ready to snatch away the glory from the big boys.

Salute for the Gambians. The other one was Cape Verde who sterned their way into the last sixteen where they played against the hosts Cameroon and without a goalkeeper, Chaker Ahadur showed up and put up an incredible performance at the goal. Despite losing to the better Cameroon, they also made their presence felt. And now ladies and gentlemen put your hands together for Burkina Faso

They started their campaign with a loss to Cameroon but have managed to outsmart the tournament's giants like the defending champion Algeria, Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia to reach the semi finals. They also managed to hold Cameroon to a 1-1 draw in order to qualify for the round of sixteen. Burkina Faso further sterned Tunisia to now qualify for the semis and will face Senegal in their next match. Will they keep the spirit or will their dreams come to a sudden end. 

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