AFCON 2023: TEN INTERESTING FACTS SO FAR

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  • AFCON 2023: TEN INTERESTING FACTS SO FAR…

1. Morocco, Egypt, Ghana and Algeria were eliminated by underdogs.

2. DR Congo qualified for the Quarter Finals without winning a game in regular time. They have four draws.

3. A Club’s Defender, Emilio Nsue is the current Top Scorer with 5 goals in 4 games.

He plays as a Right back in the Spanish third tier, and as a Winger for Equatorial Guinea.

4. Namibia and Mauritania qualified for their first ever Round of 16. Mauritania beat Algeria 1-0, while Namibia beat Tunisia 1-0.

5. Egypt qualified for the Round of 16 without winning a single game. They drew thrice in the group stage.

6. A Mauritanian Player is called AK-47. His name is Aboubakar Kamara and he wore jersey no. 47 at Fulham.

7. Cote d’Ivoire narrowly qualified with 3 points as number 4 in the Third Best Place Rankings in the group stage.

They went on to eliminate defending champions, Senegal by beating them 1-1 (5-4 on penalties) in the AFCON Round of 16.

8. FIFA’s five highest-ranked countries at AFCON; Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt are all out of the tournament.

9. None of the quarterfinalists from the AFCON 2021 will feature in the last eight at the AFCON 2023.

10. Five West African countries, Two Southern African countries and One Central African country have qualified for the AFCON 2023 quarter-final.

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