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Tunisia end Madagascar’s Afcon dream

Tunisia end Madagascar’s Afcon dream

Tunisia ended Madagascar’s fairytale run at the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday night to advance to the last four with a convincing 3-0 victory.

The first half was evenly contested but Alain Giresse’s men stepped it up after the interval.

Midfielder Ferjani Sassi opened the scoring seven minutes into the second period.

Tunisia’s experience began to manifest as the Madagascar defense came under immense pressure. It was not long that the Tunisians got their second. Skipper Youssef Msakni doubled the lead on 60 minutes.

Madagascar with their fighting spirit continued to press for a comeback but it wasn’t to be as Wahbi Khazri set up the third for substitute Naim Sliti following a counterattack from a Madagascar corner.

Tunisia will now face Senegal – the highest ranked team on the continent – on Sunday at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo.

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia.

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