Football viewers are poised for extended action from the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 in Cameroon as SuperSport will televise matches from the third round of the tournament on GOtv and DStv.
Round three completes the Group Stage of the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 tournament, with the 12 matches across the following four days set to decide the shape of the Round of 16, which begins on Sunday 23 January.
The action gets underway on Tuesday 18 January sees the completion of Groups C and D, with Zimbabwe’s battle against Guinea likely to be the pick of matches in the early evening – the Warriors have never advanced beyond the group stage of the AFCON before.
“We are representing our country, and this always comes with pride but also a very great pressure,” said Zimbabwe coach Norman Mapeza. “We hope we can make the people back home happy… that is always our goal.”
Wednesday 19 January sees heavyweights Nigeria and Egypt in Group D action, as they tackle Guinea-Bissau and Sudan respectively, while the Group Stage wraps on Thursday 20 January with four matches across E and F.
The top pick is the meeting of two of the tournament’s top teams – defending champions Algeria and perennial powerhouses Ivory Coast – at the Japoma Stadium in Douala for a crunch Group E encounter.
“Ivory Coast are one of the tournament favourites and they have a lot of players playing in huge leagues,” said Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi. “They won the competition in 2015 and have the experience. The game will be difficult.”
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