Devastating Losses from this Year’s Africa Cup of Nations
Posted by FFPundits
9:56am Feb 4 2022
The Africa Cup of Nations, just like all the other significant competitions set for 2021, has been forced back a year to 2022 and will begin on Sunday, January 9th. Cameroon, the hosts, kicked off the campaign against Burkina Faso. The final is scheduled for February 6th.
Till now, there have been many upsets and devastating losses for the big giants and the betting companies. However, if you didn’t follow it early, don’t worry. You will find the top devastating losses from this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in this article. Let’s get started!
Top 3 Devastating Losses from this Year CAF
Upsets and heartbreaking results always happen in mega-events. And this year’s CAF has been no exception. There have been many devastating results, and the top ones are discussed below:
Algeria 1-3 Ivory Coast
Following a terrible Group E campaign, Ivory Coast thrashed Algeria 3-1 to send the reigning champions tumbling out of the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Early in the second half, Nicolas Pépé’s superb solo goal put the game out of reach, the Arsenal winger moving into the penalty box and curving the ball into the far side with his left ankle. Algeria needed this win to advance from their group after leveling with Sierra Leone and losing against Equatorial Guinea, but they were outhustled in Douala. At 3-0 down, Djamel Belmadi’s team was granted a soft-looking penalty, but Riyad Mahrez’s spot-kick missed the post.
Ghana 2-3 Comoros
El Fardou Ben Nabouhane sent the islands home early on the cup, then Ghana’s team was reduced after Andre Ayew was sent away. Ahmed Mogni extended the advantage before the Black Stars rallied to tie the game 2-2.
Mogni, on the other hand, scored his second goal and sent Ghana for the first time since 2006. The outcome in Group C will go down as among the biggest upsets in Nations Cup memory, as Comoros scored for the first occasion in the finals and then proceeded to win their first game.
Nigeria 1-0 Egypt
The national team has fallen short of its former brilliance in recent times, suffering several humiliating setbacks, notably a surprise home loss in World Cup qualification against the Central African Republic, a team rated 124th in the world at the time. The previous two performances in Cameroon have transformed perceptions and re-enthralled their followers.
After beating Egypt, one of the tournament’s favorites, they have left Egypt’s hope to the knockout stage in doubt. And According to the Betway Nigeria Review, this win has changed the dynamics and odds of people putting their money on the Nigerian International team.