With the last matches played on Saturday January 28, 2023 counting for the quarter-finals, we now know the posters for the CHAN 2023 semi-finals.
They are now only four still in the running for the supreme coronation. Niger, Algeria, Senegal and Madagascar have indeed validated their ticket for the semi-finals of CHAN 2023. Hosts of the competition, the Fennecs qualified for the last four after their narrow victory against Ivory Coast.
Algeria-Niger (January 31, 5 p.m., Miloud Hadefi Stadium in Oran)
Undefeated since the start of the tournament, the Desert Foxes are favorites for this tournament where they have not conceded a single goal so far.
In the semi-finals, the Algerians will cross paths with Niger who surprised Ghana (2-0) on Saturday evening. Followers of a counter-attack game that they handle perfectly, the Menas will try to qualify for the final for the first time in their history.
Senegal-Madagascar (January 31, 8 p.m., Nelson Mandela Stadium, Baraki)
Considered as the little thumbs in this competition, Senegal and Madagascar have defied all predictions to find themselves at this stage. In their first participation, the Madagascans were above all a hit, beating Ghana (2-1) and Sudan (3-0) in the group stage before beating Mozambique (3-1) in the quarter-finals.
Back in this tournament after several years of scarcity, the Teranga Lions have not yet shown much in this final phase. Apart from the crushing victory against the DRC (3-0) in the group stage, the boys of coach Pape Thiaw were satisfied with the bare minimum with a game plan which consists of leaving the ball to the opponent to surprise him against.
A strategy that might not work against the Barea who are making an incredible run in this championship.