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Sports Updated: January 17, 2022

AFCON : Latest Africa Cup Of Nations News Update For Monday, January 17, 2022

By Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
January 17, 2022
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AllNews Nigeria brings you the latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) 2021 news update for Monday, January 17, 2022.

Here are the Latest AFCON 2022 News headlines:

AFCON 2022: Equatorial Guinea Down Champions Algeria To Move Second

Reigning champions Algeria are in danger of an early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations after a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of outsiders Equatorial Guinea in Douala on Sunday.

Esteban Obiang's 70th-minute goal gave Equatorial Guinea the victory and brought Algeria's 35-game unbeaten record crashing to an end.

The 2019 Cup of Nations winners could only draw 0-0 with Sierra Leone in their opening game in Cameroon and are now left needing to beat Ivory Coast in their final Group E outing on Thursday if they are to advance to the last 16....READ MORE

AFCON 2022: Sierra Leone Hold Ivory Coast To Draw As Group Remains Open

Randers FC striker Alhaji Kamara bundled the ball into the net following an astonishing goalkeeping blunder in injury time to give Sierra Leone a shock 2-2 draw with the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations in Douala on Sunday.

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Badra Ali Sangare went to catch a ball headed back to him by a teammate in the third added minute in an attempt to prevent a corner, only for drop it into the path of Steven Caulker who squared for substitute Kamara to score.

It was a remarkable moment and one that prevented the Ivory Coast from wrapping up qualification for the last 16 there and then...READ MORE

AFCON 2022: Mathlouthi, Khazri Goals Set Up Tunisia's Win Over Mauritania [VIDEO]

Hamza Mathlouthi and Wahbi Khazri scored goals inside the opening nine minutes to set up a comfortable 4-0 victory for Tunisia over Mauritania in their Africa Cup of Nations Group F match at the Limbe Stadium on Sunday.

Khazri added another in the second half and then laid on a fourth for Seifeddine Jaziri as Tunisia were vastly improved, having lost their opener to Mali in a controversial fashion when Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe erred by twice ending the game before the 90 minutes.

Tunisia, who missed a late penalty from Youssef Msakni, have three points from their opening two matches and are in third in the group behind Gambia and Mali, who have four points each. Mauritania will finish bottom after two defeats...READ MORE

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Gambia, Mali Play Draw With VAR To Keep Joint Top Position

Debutants Gambia and Mali played out a 1-1 draw thanks to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR)'s intervention at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 in Limbe on Sunday as the teams stayed joint top of the Group F standings.

Both have four points from two matches with the group’s other sides, Mauritania and Tunisia, meeting later in Limbe in search of their first points.

Gambia equalised in the last minute through Musa Barrow after a handball decision against Mali, who had led for 10 minutes after Ibrahima Kone converted a spot-kick...READ MORE

AFCON 2022: Salah's Volley, VAR To Egypt's Rescue To Defeat Guinea-Bissau

Liverpool's forward Mohamed Salah's volley and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) came to Egypt's rescue as they defeated Guinea-Bissau in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 Group D match at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua on Saturday night.

The result sees the Pharaohs bounce back from their opening defeat to Nigeria and put themselves in with a solid chance of joining the Super Eagles (who have already qualified) in the last 16.

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Yet Carlos Queiroz’s side were again far from impressive and needed a somewhat lucky VAR intervention late in the game to scratch off an equaliser from the plucky African Wild Dogs...READ MORE

These are the Latest AFCON 2022 News headlines this morning. Visit our website www.allnews.ng for the more latest news in Nigeria and around the world.

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