AFCON daily: Morocco through to last 16 while Senegal play out disappointing stalemate
16 January 2022 | 8:05 am
The Atlas Lions join hosts Cameroon in the knockout stages after they beat Comoros 2-0. Meanwhile pre-tournament favourites Senegal play out a disappointing goaless stalemate with Guinea. Selina Sykes is joined by FRANCE 24 Sports Editor Simon Harding and James Vasina.
ECOWAS leaders hold an emergency summit in Ghana after a series of coups on the continent. Also, Mali's cotton sector is hit hard by ECOWAS measures after its military coup. In Nigeria, an explosion on an oil vessel off the coast sparks fears of environmental damage; the fate of 10 crew members is also still unclear. And Egypt beat Cameroon on penalties to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.
After Cameroon were knocked out by Egypt in the second semi final on Thursday night, many fans have started pointing the blame at Coach Toni Conceiçao. As for supporters of the pharaoh's they're just happy Carlos Queiroz has built a strong seige mentality. We also take a look at the traders who have been uplifted by the tournament in Douala, and finally a quick insight into the mentality of the Indomitable Lions and Stallions as Cameroon face Burkina Faso for that 3rd spot place on Saturday.
The harrowing image of a little boy named Rayan stuck in a 100-foot well in Morocco, his anguished face bloodied, has captured hearts across the world and drawn wide social media interest in North Africa.
Sadio Mane scored the winning spot-kick as Senegal claimed a first ever Africa Cup of Nations title with a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over seven-time winners Egypt following a 0-0 draw in the decider in Yaounde on Sunday.
The Lions of Teranga reign supreme! Senegal have put a new name on the AFCON trophy after beating Egypt 4-2 on penalties. It was a final of the goalkeepers as Senegal's Edouard Mendy and Egypt's Mohamed Abou Gabal, aka Gabaski, made some stunning saves to keep out the opposition. Gabal in particular thwarted a 5th minute Sadio Mané penalty. But after no team could be separated after 120 minutes, Mané made amends from the penalty spot to send his team into delirium. Jean-Emile Jammine is joined by Sports Editor Simon Harding, Sports Reporter James Vasina and Eurosport's Ruben Slagter for this special edition.
In Morocco, rescuers are racing against the clock to save a young boy trapped in a well for almost three days. Five-year-old Rayan fell down a 32-metre deep well on Tuesday. Search crews have begun excavating a horizontal tunnel to reach him, but shaky soil is threatening the rescue operation.
It's a triumphant homecoming for the Lions of Teranga as Senegal's national squad returns from their victory over Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations. Meanwhile, there are fears of a humanitarian crisis in Madagascar after Cyclone Batsirai leaves devastation in its wake. Plus, a panel concludes that South African police were not prepared to deal with last year's deadly pro-Zuma riots. It finds that significant intelligence lapses left hundreds dead.
Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall discussed military and scientific partnerships in a region racked by terrorism and a wave of military coups.
With more than 700 kilometres of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, Senegal is one of the top fish producers in West Africa. This is one of the richest oceans in the world and that has attracted industrial fishing vessels from China. Aside from their fishing methods having massive repercussions on the environment, local fishermen say their own catch has dramatically dropped.
Heetch, a French ride-hailing app, has launched in Senegal - one of two such apps to arrive in recent months to test a largely untapped market.
The price of staple foods like rice, onions and oil is rising in Senegal - leaving Muslim families who are celebrating Ramadan relying on charity.
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