Left side of RC Lens, Massadio Haidara played this Wednesday evening an 8th final of the African Cup of Nations with Mali. The Eagles were knocked out of the competition by Equatorial Guinea.
Les Malins were beaten 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw. the Lensois, author of a good tournament, was as usual holder on the left side of the Malian defense. He played the whole game but was unfortunate in the penalty shootout when he missed his attempt as the 3rd taker, which canceled the advantage taken thanks to Emilio Nsue’s miss from the first penalty. 5 attempts were missed in total during this suspenseful session. Result : Massadio Haidara will join the Gaillette and the RC Lens in the next few days. In the other round of 16 of the day, Egypt eliminated the Ivory Coast of Serge Aurier, holder. After another 0-0 draw, the former Artésiens and his teammates were beaten on penalties (5-4). As a reminder, Cameroon ofIgnatius Ganago is still in the race.
The quarter-final schedule:
Gambia-Cameroon on January 29 at 5 p.m.
Burkina Faso-Tunisia on January 29 at 8 p.m.
Egypt-Morocco on January 30 at 5 p.m.
Senegal-Equatorial Guinea on January 30 at 8 p.m.
Burkina Faso or Tunisia-Senegal or Equatorial Guinea
Gambia or Cameroon-Egypt or Morocco