AFCON 2019 Round 16 Fixtures – Concern fans of Africa and the world of football have been eager to know which teams will play the Super Eagles on the AFCON 2019 Round 16 Fixtures. Read are the teams and country to face.
With the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations being finished, here is all the Round of 16 fixtures, The Super Eagles of Nigeria faces the indomitable Lion of Cameroon (The Defending Champion) in the Afcon 2019 Round 16 on ongoing afcon 2019.
Nigeria Super Eagles loss 2-0 to the counterpart Madagascar making them to lost their first position and landed to second on the group B
Twenty-four teams made it to Egypt but after 12 days of action, eight have to crash out of the competition leaving sixteen others to continue with the dream of becoming champions.
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The two top teams from each group automatically qualified for the first knockout stage i.e. the round of 16 stages, with the other four being the third best teams across the groups.
Action resumes on Friday (July 5) when the first two games of the round of 16 are played. Two games will be played on the 6th, 7th and 8th to determine the eight quarter-finalists.
Who are the 16 teams that have qualified, how did they qualify and what are the pairings and fixture details. This article does justice to these questions and more.
AFCON 2019 Round 16 Fixtures -The 16 teams that qualified are;
- DR Congo
- Ivory Coast
- South Africa
How did the teams qualify?
- Group A: Egypt (1st) – Uganda (2nd) – DR Congo (Best third)
- Group B: Madagascar (1st) – Nigeria (2nd) – Guinea (Best third)
- Group C: Algeria (1st) – Senegal (2nd)
- Group D: Morocco (1st) – Ivory Coast (2nd) – South Africa (Best third)
- Group E: Mali (1st) – Tunisia (2nd)
- Group F: Ghana (1st) – Cameroon (2nd) – Benin (Best third)
Below are the Eight teams that crashed out
After Group E and F concluded the final match round of the group stages on Tuesday, Stuart Baxter’s Bafana finds themselves among the last-16 despite winning just one game in Group D.
However, South Africa qualified as the fourth team among the best third-placed countries, with the others being Benin, Congo DR, and Guinea.
Bafana got lucky that Mali beat Angola 1-0 in their final Group F game, which saw Angola being eliminated from the competition, while a draw would have been enough for them to go ahead of Bafana among the best third-placed teams.
As a consequence, we now have some tasty last-16 clashes, with Bafana facing tournament hosts Egypt, who have won all their Group A games without conceding.
AFCON 2019 Round 16 Fixtures, Date and Time
- Uganda vs. Senegal in Cairo
- Morocco vs. Benin in Cairo
- Egypt vs. South Africa in Cairo
- Nigeria vs. Cameroon in Alexandria
- Madagascar vs. DR Congo in Alexandria
- Algeria vs. Guinea in Cairo
- Mali vs. Ivory Coast in Suez
- Ghana vs. Tunisia in Ismailia
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