With major European leagues taking a winter break till 5th February, football fans can now turn their undivided attention to the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations as the tournament gets to the crucial quarter final stage as qualified teams look forward to the much coveted last stages of the prestigious African soccer show piece.
The opening stages of the tournament saw various favorites struggle to stamp their authority on their matches, something those that have worked hard to get to the quarter final stage will be hoping to – and are likely to – change at this crucial stage.
The quarter finals are therefore expected to be mouthwatering as Pay Television Company StarTimes Media brings you all the action live on multiple platforms and unbeatable subscription rates.
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We’ve had some upsets already in the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 but as we look ahead to the quarter finals, there are big guns starting to eye the title. The group stage saw the shock exits of reigning champions Algeria and Ghana. Nigeria the other strong contenders were clipped by Tunisia in the round of 16.
The quarter-finals kick off with the hosts Cameroon taking on debutants Gambia for a place in the semi-finals on Saturday 29th January at 7pm followed by Burkina Faso against Tunisia at 10pm.
On Sunday 30th January, it will be an all-North Africa clash with Egypt coming up against Morocco at 7pm and later, 2019 runners-up Senegal will battle it out against Equatorial Guinea at 10pm.
“Fans of the beautiful game can look forward to entertaining quarter final fixtures where nothing short of a win guarantees a semi-final berth. Though not as many goals have been witnessed in the tournament so far, there’s been a good number of surprises key among them Gambia who continue to send shockwaves in their debut appearance at the tournament and are without a loss in the competition so far,” noted StarTimes Regional Marketing Director Mr. Aldrine Nsubuga.
Pressure will be on traditional soccer heavyweights Egypt, who have emerged winners on seven previous occasions – more than any other nation, but yet to hoist the trophy since 2010. Will Liverpool superstar forward Mohamed Salah continue to carry the team past the quarters and can host Cameroon fancy its chances of pulling off a surprise and replicating its 2017 title chase? Catch the nail biting fixtures this Saturday and Sunday to find out.