Athletics News of Sunday, 7 July 2019
Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar generated another upset to beat DR Congo 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw and seal a quarter-remaining spot.
In a thriller, Madagascar took a surprise direct as a result of Ibrahim Amada’s wonderful 20-garden strike prior to Cedric Bakambu equalised with a header.
The Indian Ocean islanders restored their direct as a result of Faneva Andriatsima’s header right before Chancel Mbemba’s 90th-moment equaliser forced more-time.
Madagascar scored all their penalties.
In distinction, DR Congo skipped two, with Everton winger Yannick Bolasie’s endeavor going in excess of the bar to affirm Madagascar a quarter-ultimate against Ghana or Tunisia in Cairo on Thursday.
Possessing beaten a few-time winners Nigeria in the team phase as perfectly as Burundi, Madagascar’s fairytale run proceeds following another impressive functionality in Alexandria, Egypt.
They have been 190th in Fifa’s rankings five a long time back but have now sophisticated further in this event than hosts Egypt and holders Cameroon, each of whom went out on Saturday.
Right before their 90th-moment equaliser, DR Congo were denied a penalty in controversial situation when Britt Assombalonga appeared to be fouled by Thomas Fontaine.
On the other hand, with the online video assistant referee procedure not getting utilised until finally the quarter-finals, their appeals have been disregarded.