SIX 2019 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS FACTS

SIX 2019 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS FACTS

 

  • Nigerian Odion Ighalo, the former Watford striker, is a joint leading scorer with six goals, five of which came in home and away matches against Libya. He was absent in Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with South Africa, a situation that allowed Burundi’s Fiston Abdul Razak to tally with him after putting in four goals in a 5-2 away win against South Sudan on Saturday.

 

  • Seychelles have the worst defence, leaking 22 goals, including 13 in duels with Libya.

 

  • Only the Ugandans have not conceded in five matches of the series. South Africa eventually conceded a goal in their 1-1 home draw with Nigeria on Saturday.

 

  • Egypt are the leading scorers with 15 goals, helped by six at home to Niger in a match where Liverpool star Mohamed Salah missed two penalties.

 

 

  • Until their 2-3 loss to Egypt last Friday, Tunisia were only team boasting a 100 percent record having earlier beaten Egypt 1-0, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) 2-0 and Niger 1-0 and 2-1 in Group J.

 

  • Until last weekend when it recorded its first victory, a 3-1 win over already qualified Madagascar, Sudan, who hosted and won the 1970 Cup of Nations when it was an eight-team competition, and neighbours South Sudan lost all four qualifiers.

 

 

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