Fantastic second half. By far the best African game I've ever seen. SA scored early on in the second half and then missed a penalty. Algerian goalie (the same one who played at the World Cup) pulled off some great saves to avoid the 2-0. Algeria equalised via an own goal and then showed great character to score two other goals (SA goalie not great on both tbh). Algeria looked really like their backs to the wall but ended up comfortable winners. Kudos.
Group C really is fascinating. Next up is Ghana vs Algeria. Watched both teams today and I can't see Ghana doing anything in there. Would be massive to see them out in the group stage. South Africa vs Senegal will also be great to watch.
Cameroon vs Guinea finished 1-1. All games finished 1-1 in Group D. If both games finish 1-1 on Wednesday, the qualified teams will be determined via a coin toss!
On last night's game, Cameroon really look unispiring. A shame really when you have in your ranks qualify players like Nkoulou, Chedjou, Bedimo, Mbia, Choupo-Moting. They are just lacking ideas to create chances. Their goal was a fluke corner really while Guinea's equaliser was good long-range shot by Ibrahima Traoré. I really felt that if Guinea were more ambitious in getting a win they would have won last night. They had the best chances in a lacklustre second half and the defence was solid. I really hope they progress.
Today sees the last matchday of Group A (thank fuck for that!) and Equatorial Guinea need to beat Gabon to progress. Burkina Faso are almost out of the competition. They have to hope that EG and Gabon draw and that they beat Congo by a solid 3 goals! Give that they can't score for shit I can't see this happening.