AFCON 2021: Algeria, seven other countries sent packing already

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Not less than  eight countries have been eliminated from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

They are Algeria, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and Mauritania.

The teams were eliminated from the 2021 AFCON following the conclusion of Group stage matches on Thursday night.

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Algeria, Sierra Leone and Mauritania were the latest countries that were sent packing from the 2021 AFCON.

Djamel Belmadi’s men lost 3-1 against Ivory Coast, while Sierra Leone were defeated 1-0 against Equatorial Guinea and Mauritania lost 2-0 against Mali on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Nigeria, Tunisia, Guinea, Gambia, Cameroon, Comoros, Senegal, Cape Verde, Morocco, Malawi, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Mali and Equatorial Guinea have all qualified for the AFCON Round of 16.

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The Round of 16 fixtures will begin this weekend.

Burkina Faso will clash with Gabon on Sunday evening, while Nigeria will tackle Tunisia on Sunday night.

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