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Blind Football African Championships update

Date: October 21, 2015

Category: Football

Today is match day three at the IBSA Blind Football African Championships in Douala, Cameroon. Six teams are in action for the title of African champions and a slot at the Rio 2016 paralympic Games.

Following a spectacular opening ceremony, the competition kicked off on Monday with hosts Cameroon easily beating Ivory Coast by 5-0. For both teams it was their first ever official match in IBSA competitions.

The host team was in action again yesterday and defeated Mali 1-0 in a close-fought match. Cameroon was the first team to qualify for the semi-finals.

Caption: Mali (left) and Cameroon (right) line up before the match yesterday.

Yesterday’s second match saw reigning African champions Morocco take on debutants Egypt. The new Egyptian team had a nervous start to the game before settling down, but it was Morocco who ran out the winners by 3-0.

Caption: Egypt and Morocco in action at the IBSA Blind Football African Championships.

Today’s matches are Egypt vs. Senegal and Ivory Coast vs. Mali.

Follow all the action and check out pictures and videos from the IBSA Blind Football African Championships at the IBSA Blind Football Facebook group.


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