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Afcon 2019: Latest results, highlights and group standings – 27 June

mo salah africa cup of nations 2019Here’s the latest from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as the tournament hots up… and we don’t just mean the mercury.

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It was a day of bizarre misses and magic moments at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Amid kerfuffles over payment, Nigeria became the first team to qualify for the last 16 when they beat Guinea.

Uganda held on for a 1-1 draw against Zimbabwe in a match that included some utterly awful misses from The Warriors’ skipper Knowledge Musona.

In the final game of the day, Mo Salah finally found the back of the net as hosts Egypt also booked their place in the last 16 against a woeful Congo DR.

Thursday brings more fun.

Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane resume an English Premier League rivalry Thursday on a different stage when Algeria and Senegal clash.

Algerian winger Mahrez was part of the Manchester City team that pipped Senegalese forward Mane and his Liverpool team-mates in a thrilling title race last season.

Now the stars swap the Etihad Stadium and Anfield grounds of their clubs for the 30 June Stadium in Cairo, and a Group C showdown likely to decide who tops the final standings.

While both countries seem sure to qualify for the round of 16, topping the table would theoretically offer less formidable opponents in the first knockout stage.

Fixtures, teams and results for all groups

Afcon results and highlights on 26 June

Nigeria 1-0 Guinea [Highlights]

Uganda 1-1 Zimbabwe [Highlights]

Egypt vs Congo DR [Highlights]

Africa Cup of Nations fixtures: 27 June

Times are SAST.

16:30 Madagascar vs Burundi

19:00 Senegal vs Algeria

22:00 Kenya vs Tanzania

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