Semi final rounds in AFCON 2022 kicks off in a few hours, Wednesday February 2nd, and Thursday 3rd, leaving sport enthusiasts, lovers of football and spectators all over the world in super excitement.
The Stallions of Burkina Faso lock horns with the Lions of Teranga; Senegal, at 8’O clock in the evening. Thursday, has fellow West Africans, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon facing off with North African Pharaohs of Egypt.
Expectedly, Some sports lovers are throwing their weights behind players from their favourite clubs Like Sadio Mane and Mo Salah both in Liverpool’s top 11. Edouard Mendy of Senegal, Chelsea’s golden keeper.
About 10 EPL players still remain in the AFCON with Senegal siting more of them.
The game between The Stallions of Burkina Faso and Teranga lions of Senegal has been speculated to be one full of excitement as it’s almost impossible to predict the Victors. Burkina Faso have been unbeaten for 10 out 11 games played now, and that’s a feat to watch out for. While Senegal having the likes of Liverpool Sadio Mane and Chelsea goalie Mendy, have shown to be a tough nut to Crack in the competition.
Predictions bother on a Win for Senegal who seem to have found their form as the game progress.
Going over to the other tie between Cameroon and Egypt with 7 Nations cup wins; literally the most crowned team in Africa, it might be an herculean task for the Cameroonian side to glide pass Egypt, like they have done to other teams in the competition.
Even having good team play and an unbeaten record thus far in the 2021 AFCON and players like Vincent Aboubakar, the highest goal scorer of the tournament, with 6 gaols and Karl Tokyo Ekambi the second highest goal scorer, with 5 goals no one can write off The Egyptians, captained by Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah, as they have fought their way to this stage winning all games except their opener against Nigeria.
A strong tie for Thursday evening leading into Penalty shoot outs is projected between The Indomitable Lions and The Pharaohs.
These Matches will reveal the finalists and bring the winner a step closer to the trophy.