The football world got shocked following the elimination of two giants of the AFCON 2021, Algeria and Ghana as they got knocked out of the tournament in the group stage. Ghana has been a 4 time champion in the Africa Cup of Nations and has been the runner up of the tournament on 5 different occasions. On the other hand, Algeria has been the AFCON champion 2 times.
The elimination of these two giants from the tournament has left the fans in shock, and it will be after a long time, that both these two teams won’t have any significant part of the African tournament.
Elimination of Ghana
In Ghana’s three games against Comoros, Gabon and Morocco, Ghana was able to draw in only one game, which came against Gabon, on a score of 1-1, and faced defeat in the other two, consequently getting knocked out of the tournament.
In their last game against Morocco, both the teams were giving each other a tough fight, and till halftime, neither of them were able to score a goal. Till the 80th minute as well, the match saw no goals from either of the sides. In the 83rd minute, Sofiane Boufal scored the first one for Morocco, making the score 1-0, and Ghana was not able to score an equalizer in the remaining 7 minutes of the game, eventually facing the loss.
Elimination of Algeria
Algeria faced a terrifying defeat against Ivory Coast in their last game and eventually got eliminated. In their three matches of the tournament, they managed to get a draw which came against Sierra Leone where neither of the sides scored a goal, and then faced back to back defeats against Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast respectively. The defeat against Equatorial Guinea saw a score of 1-0, but the defeat against Ivory Coast had a big margin of 3-1.