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    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Morocco, Rwanda Reach CHAN Quarter-Finals

    Rwanda have qualified for the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship after coming from behind to beat Togo in a crunch Group C clash in Cameroon.

    Rwanda finished second behind Morocco, who topped the group with a 5-2 thrashing of Uganda.

    Needing to claim all three points to book a place in the quarter-finals at the expense of Togo, Rwanda trailed 2-1 before goals from Jacques Tuyisenge and Ernest Suriga within the space of eight second-half minutes handed them victory.

    Togo, who would have gone through with a draw, led through Yendoutie Nane before Olivier Niyonzima equalised for Rwanda in first-half stoppage time at Limbe Stadium in Limbe.

    Bilal Okoro put Togo back in front five minutes into the second half but Tuyisenge restored parity on the hour mark.

    Suriga then turned the match on its head with his side's third goal of the game and Rwanda held on to secure their passage to the last eight.

    Defending champions Morocco's place in the quarter-finals was rarely in doubt, although they did fall behind to Ibrahim Orit's opener 25 minutes in at Stade de la Réunification in Douala.

    Goals from Ayoub El Kaabi, a double by Sofiane Rahimi and Hamza El Moussaoui gave Morocco a 4-1 lead before Saidi Kyeyune pulled one back with six minutes to go.

    Charles Lukwago's own goal in stoppage time put the gloss on a superb performance for Morocco.

    The tournament is scheduled to continue tomorrow with the conclusion of Group D, after which the quarter-final line-up will be complete.

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