Hosts, Algeria and Senegal are the first two participating countries of the 2022 CAF Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament to pick semi-final tickets following their victories in the quarterfinal.
After the conclusion of the Group Phase of the ongoing tournament in Algeria, the quarter-finals commenced on Friday.
In the first knockout game, host nation Algeria clashed with the Ivory Coast in a game that kicked off at 4 pm.
Despite a spirited and hard-fought effort from Ivory Coast, Algeria had the last laugh.
A late goal ensured that the host nation marched on to reach the semi-finals of the CHAN 2023 tournament.
In the second quarter-final match of the day that started at 7 pm, Senegal faced off with Mauritania in a similar closely contested affair as the first quarter-final game.
A solitary equalizer in the first half at the end of the 90 minutes has seen Senegal secure a delightful win.
As a result, Senegal are also through to the semi-finals of the CHAN 2022 tournament.
On Saturday, it will be the turn of Ghana when the Black Galaxies take on their counterpart from Niger.
That game kicks off at 7 pm.