Semi-Final Preview: Who will make it to the final?

Samuel Eto'o (left) and Alexandre Song (centre) of Cameroon battle Ahmed Fathi of Egypt

We are into the last week of AFCON 2021 and as we approach the semi-finals, let’s take a look at the two semi-final matches in store that will determine who gets a chance to pick up this year’s AFCON2021 trophy. Visit Betway Ghana soccer betting and odds to find the best odds on the upcoming AFCON semi final matches. There is also live sport betting available on certain sports and matches available.

The first semi-final will take place on Wednesday between Burkina Faso and Senegal at Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo. Burkina Faso’s narrow win with ten men against Tunisia could galvanise the side and prove problems for a Sengal side who were pre-tournament favourites. Burkina Faso having come through on penalties to beat Gabon, and then hold on for a win against a strong Tunisian side surely shows that this is a team Senegal cannot take lightly. Lions of Teranga are still on track for their elusive AFCON trophy and will be relieved that talisman Sadio Mane shook off injury and proved vital in assisting Famara Diedhiou score the opening goal against Equatorial Guinea in their quarter final game. Coach Aliou Cissé will also be happy with Manes contribution in the last game, as well as be able to rely on other members of the team to score goals when needed. After appearing in multiple finals could this be the year Senegal lift the AFCON trophy?

The second semi final between Cameroon vs Egypt will take place on the 3rd of February at Olembe Stadium. Cameroon, as the host nation, will have the entire host nation behind them which could prove to be the difference when these two giants of African football meet. After a slow start to the tournament the Pharaohs are starting to find their form in the tournament but they will be without defender Ahmed Hegazi, who ruptured his tendon in their win against Morocco. The home team currently have the highest scorer and the second highest scorer so far in the tournament in Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko Ekambi  on 6 and 5 goals respectively. Between them they have scored more goals in the tournament than the entire Egyptian team. Cameroon are unbeaten in the tournament whereas the pharaohs lost their second group game to Nigeria. This does not mean that Egypt will be an easy opponent for Cameroon, with Mo Salah able to change a game in an instant and Trézéguet anchoring the midfield, the Cameroonian team will have to stay focused and be clinical if they are to make it to the final, and win the tournament on home soil.


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