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2022 WAFCON: Morocco, Senegal Pick Quarter-final Tickets

2022 WAFCON: Morocco, Senegal Pick Quarter-final Tickets

Hosts Morocco and Senegal and booked their place in the quarter-finals of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Playing in their second Group A fixtures on Monday, Morocco and Senegal defeated Uganda and Burkina Faso respectively to progress.

While Morocco claimed a 3-1 win over Uganda, Senegal sealed a 1-0 win against Burkina Faso.

Both Morocco and Senegal will meet on Friday to decide who will top the group.

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Second round of games will be decided in Group B on Wednesday, with leaders Tunisia facing Uganda and Cameroon battling Togo.

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And on Thursday it will be the turn of Group C in the second fixtures with champions Nigeria facing Botswana and South Africa and Burundi tackling each other.

Recall South Africa beat Nigeria 2-1 on Monday while Botswana edged Burundi 4-2 to go top.

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  • pompei 1 month ago

    The 2nd penalty for Morocco that resulted in their 3rd goal….that was DAYLIGHT ROBBERY at its finest.
    Perhaps the referee is a magician. Very impressive to see how she manufactured that penalty out of thin air.
    Uganda can hold their head high. When the referee decides to start awarding phantom penalties against you, there is nothing you can do!

     
    • The referee interpreted the admittedly tenuous back-hand slap of the Ugandan defender on the face of the Moroccan striker as wilful, deliberate and careless hence awarding the penalty after VAR review.

       
      • Chudynak 1 month ago

        And who says the referee’s interpretation of the event was correct. I totally agree with @Pompei, that referee was just terrible with that decision. Who says hands don’t swing when one is running? Besides, the Moroccan had been beaten to the ball and it was just about being kicked out of the penalty box. Terrible referee decision!

         
      • pompei 1 month ago

        As Chudynak observed, swinging of the arms comes naturally to most people when running. If you watch that clip again, you will see that the Ugandan player was not even looking at her Moroccan opponent. To say she intentionally touched the Moroccan’s face is ludicrous. She must have eyes at the back of her head to have pulled that off.
        The penalty award was an awful decision.

         
      • Pompei, the purpose of my contribution was just to attempt to go into the head of the referee to see why she would come to the conclusion that an infraction occurred in the first instance.

        As I noted, I felt the back hand contact from the Ugandan lady was tenuous and largely negligible. But the referee apparently thought otherwise.

        An incident occurred and she interpreted it in a manner disadvantageous to Uganda.

        I don’t see Uganda defeating Burkina Faso in their last group match. So, that late penalty and even the first one for Morocco’s first goal (which I seem to feel lent more to being a Morrocan dive, but the referee again saw differently) proved costly for the Lady Cranes.

        After last participating in the 2000 edition of the Wafcon which ended in group stage elimination, Uganda are now near certain to sadly thread a familiar path.

        The passage of time between their last outing and now with new technologies like VAR did nothing to improve their prospects.

         
  • Dr Banks 1 month ago

    That was a theoretical interpretation from the referee without taking into account the contest or perspective involved