On Tuesday, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarterfinals were reached by both South Africa and Mali.
Mali prevailed 2-1 over Burkina Faso in the round of 16.
At the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso’s Edmond Tapsoba gave his team the lead with an own goal in the third minute.
In the 47th minute, Lassine Sinayoko gave Mali the lead, and in the 57th, Bertrand Traore scored Burkina Faso’s lone goal from a penalty kick.
In the other round of 16 encounter, South Africa defeated Morocco 2-0 thanks to goals by Evidence Makgopa in the 57th minute and Teboho Mokoena in the 95th.
In the ninetieth minute, Morocco’s Sofyan Amrabat received a red card and was dismissed.
In the quarterfinals on Saturday, Cape Verde will play South Africa, while Mali will play the hosts, Ivory Coast.