Africa Cup of Nations round-up – Senegal 1-3 Angola, Tunisia 3-1 South Africa, Cameroon 5-1 Zambia, Egypt 3-0 Sudan (with video highlights)

Ollie Irish

28th, January 2008

More goals galore from the weekend’s fixtures in the Africa Cup of Nations. Here’s a quick recap of the four matches that took place on Saturday and Sunday, plus video highlights.
Senegal 1-3 Angola A brace of goals in the second half by Man Utd-bound Manucho – fast becoming one of the stars of the tournament – ensured that Angola came away with a famous shock victory. Senegal, with just one point, need to beat South Africa in their final game to have any chance of qualifying for the quarter finals.

More after the jump…

Tunisia 3-1 South Africa A very professional performance by the well-drilled Tunisians. Tunisia now top the group on goals scored and a draw in their final group match against Angola would be enough to see both sides progress to the quarter-finals. Hmm, I may just bet on that happening…
Meanwhile, South Africa are hanging on by a thread. The only chance they have of going through is if they beat Senegal and finish level on points – but with a superior goal difference – with Angola.
Cameroon 5-1 Zambia A morale-boosting win for Samuel Eto’o and his team-mates. Eto’o scored from the penalty spot, a goal which moved him alongside Laurent Pokou (Ivory Coast) as the tournament’s leading all-time scorer, on 14 goals. Since Cameroon’s final group match is against hapless Sudan, there’s a very good chance that the brilliant Eto’o will surpass Pokou during this tournament.
Zambia can still qualify, but they would have to beat Egypt, a rather unlikely result.
Highlights of the match:

Egypt 3-0 Sudan A stroll in the park for in-form Egypt, although Sudan didn’t lie down and deserved to at least get on the scoresheet – their finishing was wayward though. An Abd Rabou penalty in the first half set Egypt on their way, and the win was sealed in the second half, thanks to a brace by the tricksy Mohamed Aboutrika.
With a goal difference of minus six, Sudan are effectively out. Highlights below…

Clips via 101GreatGoals

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