AFCON Opening Ceremony - FILE
CAIRO, 25June 2019:If you’re not feeling the hotness of AFCON matches; prepare yourself for the next six days starting from Wednesday, the 26th of June.
Raising the number of participating teams to 24 was a right decision from CAF as it gave a chance for countries to participate for the first time. Also it gave the people of these countries the passion to watch the tournament. And all of us know the feeling of watching the tournament as a participant when Egypt participated in Russia’s 2018 World Cup.
But on the other hand, we watched a plenty of monotonous & tedious matches. No much goals, experienced teams played their matches with no passion, the spectators weren’t amused by the performance of those teams.
Now, here comes the sun. The real matches will be played between big countries starting from Wednesday. Some teams have to decide their qualification and others have to revive their chances. But for sure, all the teams need to win so why we are set to get much football.
Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group A - Egypt v Zimbabwe - Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - June 21, 2019 Egypt's Mohamed Salah in action with Zimbabwe's Knowledge Musona REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
on Wednesday , Egypt will start the Six days of Fire night at 10:00 p.m.CLT at Cairo Stadium when they host Democratic Republic of Congo. Egypt won their first game against Zimbabwe but DRC lost against Group A leader, Uganda, 0-2. DRC need to win or at least try for a draw to keep their chances of qualifying as a third place.
Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group C - Algeria v Kenya - 30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - June 23, 2019 Algeria's RiyadMahrez REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
, Algeria faces Senegal in the most awaited game from the fans. Everyone wants to watch this encounter as there are two Premier League stars are set to feature; Manchester City’s RiyadMahrez and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.
Both teams won their first games 2-0 against Kenya & Tanzania respectively. Both teams presented a marvelous first half in their matches. And now we are waiting for their match together to decide the leader of Group C. On Tazkarti website,www.tazkarti.com , Algeria’s tickets are sold out but Senegal’s share is still available. If you are a football geek, book your ticket and watch this game from Air defense stadium stands at 07:00 p.m. CLT.
, AFCON will bring us two big matches between two big names; Tunisia vs Mali & Morocco vs Ivory Coast.
Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group E - Tunisia v Angola - Suez Army Stadium, Suez, Egypt - June 24, 2019 Angola's Geraldo in action REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
Disappointing Tunisia, 1 pt, faces powerful Mali, 3 pts, at New Suez stadium at 04:30 p.m. CLT. Tunisia’s players disappointed their fans after they failed to secure their first three points in the tournament by a draw against Angola 1-1. Mali were powerful as they sent a warning message for all the participating teams by defeating Mauritania 4-1. The game will be crucial for Tunisia who want to qualify as a leader from Group E.
P.S Note: Put your eyes on Tunisia’s Youssef Msakni&Mali’s AdamaTraore.
Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group D - Morocco v Namibia - Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - June 23, 2019 Namibia's DenzilHaoseb in action with Morocco's Khalid Boutaib REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
The other match will be in Group D between AFCON title winners’ favorites; Morocco & Ivory Coast. The match between two group leaders also who won their first matches against Namibia & South Africa. The contenders’ fans weren’t pleased by the performance of their countries & they are hope to watch the real face on Friday at Al Salam stadium when the clock points to 07:00 p.m. CLT.
P.S Note: Put your eyes on Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech& Ivory Coast’s WilfiredZaha.
, Cameroon & Ghana will show their history at 07:00 p.m. CLT, at Ismailia stadium. 2017 AFCON winners want to defend their titles against newly-shaped Ghana to decide their journey in this edition.
, the host Egypt will play their last match against Uganda at Cairo Stadium at 09:00 p.m. People await this game to watch their beloved players again in the last match of Group A.
, Morocco will face South Africa at 06:00 p.m. at Al Salam stadium in their last match of the group.
Group winners and runners-up qualify for the knockout second round along with the best four of the six third-place finishers.
Fans will be able to watch the games through a coverage service by professional work team from Time Sports that Egypt Media Company picked carefully to only contain the best in their field.
The satellite channel is available through Nilesat satellite receivers on the horizontal frequency 11449. The channel will present all steps for receiving the land channel.
Full 7 matches’ schedules:
Wednesday, 26 June: Egypt vs DRC – Cairo Stadium – 10: 00 p.m.
Thursday, 27 June: Senegal vs Algeria – Air Defense stadium – 07:00 p.m.
Friday, 28 June: Tunisia vs Mali – New Suez stadium – 04:30 p.m.
Friday, 28 June: Morocco vs Ivory – Al Salam stadium – 07:00 p.m.
Saturday, 29 June: Cameroon vs Ghana – Ismailia stadium – 07:00 p.m.
Sunday, 30 June: Uganda vs Egypt – Cairo stadium – 09:00 p.m.
Monday, 01 July: South Africa vs Morocco – Al Salam stadium – 08:00 p.m.