Africa cup of nations has been ongoing for two weeks now. During this period, all the group stage matches have been played. This means all of the participating 24 teams have had the chance of playing three games.
We have seen some drama as expected and also some shocking results in the tournament. The most talked about controversial moment in the tournament as of now is when the referee in the Mali vs Tunisia game decided to blow the final whistle at the 85th minute.
As we now head to the round of sixteen, it is a shame that some of the tournament favorites have already been eliminated. This includes Ghana and the tournament's defending champions who lost 3-1 to Ivory Coast in their last group stage match.
Now that they are out, we have to continue with the 16 teams that have managed to make it to the knock out stage. The eight fixtures are already out and are to be played in the course of next week. Here are how the fixtures look like:
On 23rd January, Burkina Faso will take on Aubameyang's Gabon as Super Eagles Nigeria will take on Tunisia.
On 24th, Guinea will take on Gambia as the hosts Cameroon will be battling it out with Comoros.
On 25th, Sadio Mane's Senegal will play Cape Verde and Morocco will play Malawi.
Finally, on 26th Mali will go head to head with Equatorial Guinea as Ivory Coast will take on Salah's Egypt.
Teams that will win will automatically move to the quarterfinals stage which are expected to be played on 29th and 30th January. Finals will be on 6th February.
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