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Last match in Cabinda

The Africa Nations Cup quarter-final match between Ivory Coast and Algeria will be the last match to be played in the Cabinda province in this tournament.

Cabinda came into the limelight after the tragedy involving the Togolese bus in which three people died and others injured after a shooting.

In this match I am expecting the Ivory Coast to reach the semi-finals especially given the way they played against fancied Ghana.

I think the Elephants had a slow start to the tournament after the goalless draw against Burkina Faso but against the Black Stars they showed that they can defend well and also score goals.

Algeria were on the other hand stunned by Malawi in their first match but they later recovered their form against Mali before the infamous goalless draw against Angola which meant that them and the hosts stayed in the competition.

In other quarter-final matches, hosts Angola will play Ghana and I think this could be the last time we see the hosts in this competition.

Although Ghana are without star midfielder Michael Essien, they should be too strong for the Angolans who blew a 4-nil lead against Mali in ten minutes.

Champions Egypt will face Cameroon whilst surprise group leaders Zambia will face Nigeria.

I expect the Pharaohs to beat the Indomitable Lions and I think Nigeria will be too strong for Zambia.

In the 2008 Africa Nations Cup no match was decided on penalties and lets hope it will be the same this year.

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