Saturday, January 21, 2017

African Nations Cup: Black Stars (Who Advance) And Pharaohs Win; Cranes Eliminated

Two more games were played on Saturday in Group D of the African Nations Cup with both contests taking place at Port-Gentil stadium in Port-Gentil, Gabon.

In the opener, Asamoah Gyan scored the only goal of the match in the 21st minute as Ghana locked up a berth in the quarterfinal round following their 1-0 victory over Mali.

In the nightcap, Abdallah Said scored the game's lone tally in the 89th minute as Egypt knocked Uganda out of the tournament by beating the Cranes 1-0.

Group D Standings:

1.x-Ghana (GP: 2; GD: +2; PTS: 6)
2.   Egypt (GP: 2; GD: +1; PTS: 4)
3.   Mali (GP: 2; GD: -1; PTS: 1)
4.z-Uganda (GP: 2; GD: -2; PTS; 0)

x-Clinched berth in quarterfinal round

z-Eliminated from tournament

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