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Saturday AFCON matches: Nigeria start, DRC hope for a victory

Sat, Jun. 22, 2019
CAIRO, 22 June 2019: After the AFCON started on Friday night, now the African fans have the time to watch their countries play in the tournament, and we have three games on Saturday to watch.

Egypt defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 on Friday night at the opening game of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Mahmoud Hassan known as Trezeguet scored Egypt's winning goal seven minutes before half time after a wonderful play with Ayman Ashraf.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo faces Uganda at 4:30 pm, both teams are in the same group with Egypt. DRC & Uganda will play at Cairo stadium.

Nigeria will meet Burundi at 07:00 p.m. at Alexandria stadium. In the same group, Guinea will play against Madagascar at 10:00 p.m. at Alexandria stadium also. The four teams are in Group B.

The three time African champions will be hoping they can announce their return with a good performance having missed out of the last two editions. Nigeria emerged victorious in South Africa in 2013 against all odds under late coach Stephen Keshi, and they head into this tournament in Egypt as one of the favourites.

Group winners and runners-up qualify for the knockout second round along with the best four of the six third-place finishers.

 
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