Details of AFCON 2023 quarter-finals stage – Fixtures

The much-anticipated 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), delayed but not deterred, has reached its quarter-final stage in the Ivory Coast.

Football enthusiasts are gearing up for intense clashes that will determine the four teams progressing to the semi-finals.

Fixture Overview and Match Dates

Scheduled over two days, the quarter-final matches promise thrilling encounters, with the first two taking place on Friday, 2 February, followed by the remaining two, including Bafana Bafana’s clash against Cape Verde, on Saturday, 3 February.

The anticipation is palpable as fans eagerly await to witness which teams will emerge victorious and secure their spot in the semi-finals.

Friday Showdowns: Nigeria vs. Angola and DR Congo vs. Guinea

On Friday, 2 February, football enthusiasts will be treated to a doubleheader featuring Nigeria against Angola at 19:00 and DR Congo facing off against Guinea at 22:00.

These high-stakes matches are expected to showcase the prowess and determination of the teams as they vie for a coveted spot in the semi-finals.

Saturday Thrillers: Mali vs. Ivory Coast and Cape Verde vs. South Africa

The excitement continues on Saturday, 3 February, with Mali taking on Ivory Coast at 19:00, followed by Cape Verde locking horns with South Africa at 22:00.

These fixtures promise to deliver compelling narratives as the teams battle for supremacy on the African football stage.

Recap of Round of 16 Highlights

Before reaching this quarter-final stage, the Round of 16 provided its fair share of drama and excitement.

Notable encounters include Mali securing a 2-1 victory over Burkina Faso, South Africa impressively defeating Morocco 2-0, and Cape Verde triumphing over Mauritania with a 1-0 scoreline.

Ivory Coast faced a tough challenge against Senegal, with the match ending in a 1-1 draw, but Ivory Coast emerged victorious with a 5-4 win on penalties.

Other gripping matches included DR Congo’s penalty shootout victory against Egypt after a 1-1 draw, Guinea’s 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea, and Angola’s commanding 3-0 triumph over Namibia.

Nigeria also advanced to the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Cameroon.

Anticipation Builds for the Semi-Finals

As the quarter-final showdowns unfold, football enthusiasts and supporters are urged to stay tuned for updates on the AFCON 2023.

The tournament’s unpredictable nature continues to captivate audiences, making each match a spectacle worth witnessing.

Bookmark this page to stay informed about the latest results, developments, and eventual semi-finalists in this thrilling edition of AFCON.

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