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Tokyo Olympics: Africa’s hopes of gold medal in football ends

Tokyo Olympics: Africa’s hopes of gold medal in football ends


Africa will not win the gold medal at this year’s Olympics.

This follows the exit of the continent’s last two teams left.

Egypt and Ivory Coast were both eliminated at the quarter-final stage on Saturday.

South Africa and Zambia’s women had already been sent packing in the group stage, before the Pharaohs and the Petits Elephants were dumped out by Brazil and Spain respectively in their last Eight fixtures.

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This means for only the third time since 1988, Africa will not have a team finishing in the medal positions.

Nigeria (1996) and Cameroon (2000) won back-to-back gold medals in the men’s football event.




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