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Nigeria and Morocco move close to slots in Blind Football African Championships semis

  • Date: 27-11-2019
  • Related to: Football
A Moroccan player moves forward with the ball under control.
Reigning African champions Morocco and hosts Nigeria today edged closer to securing slots in the semi-finals of the 2019 IBSA Blind Football African Championships.

Following technical difficulties concerning the facilities which meant no play was possible yesterday, a new venue was found and readied for the start of match day two early this morning.

In group A Nigeria, making its international debut in blind football, sits top of the table on maximum six points, ahead of Ivory Coast on four, Cameroon on one and Libya on zero points.

Cameroon and Ivory Coast played out a tense 0-0 draw, while Nigeria won 2-0 on a walkover following the withdrawal of Libya from the tournament after match day one.

Caption: Mali shoots at goal in the match against Egypt today.

In group B Morocco is showing it is still the team to beat in Africa, posting a resounding 8-0 win over newcomers Niger. Today’s other group B fixture was a close-fought and exciting match between Mali and Egypt won by the former thanks to a solitary second-half goal.

Wednesday 27th November - results

Nigeria 2 Libya 0
Cameroon 0 Ivory Coast 0
Morocco 8 Niger 0
Mali 1 Egypt 0

Fixtures match day three – Thursday 28th November

Cameroon 2 Libya 0
Nigeria vs Ivory Coast
Mali vs Niger
Morocco vs Egypt

The 2019 IBSA Blind Football African Championships are hosted by the Bina Foundation in Enugu, Nigeria.

All matches are streamed live on the Bina Foundation Facebook page.

Caption: poster for the championships.

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