Friday, May 27, 2022

Three European Clubs React As Egypt Sends Ivory Coast Out Of Cameroon


Three European clubs, Liverpool, Arsenal and Aston Villa, have commended Egypt for qualifying for the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

Egypt defeated Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties in the AFCON round of 16 on Wednesday to qualify for the quarter-final stage.

The encounter ended in a 0-0 draw after 120 minutes.

But Mohamed Salah’s winning penalty ensured Egypt eliminated Ivory Coast from the tournament.

Egypt will now face Morocco in the AFCON last-8 this weekend.

Reacting to Egypt’s qualification,

Arsenal, in a tweet via its Twitter handle, wrote:

“Egypt Through to the quarter-finals Trophy Man of the Match Congratulations, @ElNennY #AFCON2021.”

Similarly, Aston Villa wrote:

“Egypt face Ivory Coast at 4 pm (GMT), with a place in the #AFCON2021 quarter-finals on the line. Flag of Egypt Good luck, @Trezeguet.”

Also, Liverpool tweeted:

“@MoSalah nets the winning penalty to send #TeamEgypt through to the #AFCON2021 quarter-finals.”

Tobiloba Ayinde


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