Soccer Betting on the African Cup Semifinals Set

November 30, 2010 Football Soccer

Cameroon defeated Tunisia 3-2 in extra time on Monday’s soccer betting game and reached the semifinals of the soccer betting African Cup of Nations.

They join defending champion Egypt who defeated Angola 2-1. The other two teams making it to the semifinals are the host country Ghana and Ivory Coast. The soccer betting semifinals will be played on Thursday and match Cameroon against Ghana and Egypt against Ivory Coast.

Cameroon blew a 2-0 lead against Tunisia but won in extra time as Stephane M’Bia scored his second goal of the soccer betting game in the second minute. “It was a tough match”, Cameroon captain Rigobert Song said. “We scored two goals and then we brought them into the game but this team has strong mentality”.

Egypt’s Hosni Abd Rabou scored on a penalty shot in the 23rd minute to give his team a 1-0 lead against Angola after a handball in the area was called on Andre Macanga. The goal was Abd Rabou’s fourth in the soccer betting tournament. Angola tied it in the 27th minute on a goal by Manucho but Amr Zaki scored in the 38th minute and that was enough to get Egypt the win. Manucho and Flavio nearly tied the soccer betting game for Angola but Manucho was denied by El-Hadary from close range in the 60th minute. “We played our own game against Egypt”, said coach Luis Oliveira Goncalves of Angola, “I am satisfied by what my team did”.

Egypt will now face Ivory Coast who they played in the 2006 soccer betting final in which Egypt won. “I am happy because we have qualified”, Egypt assistant coach Shawki Gharib said. “We played a very good game against a good team”.

Ivory Coast rolled 5-0 over Guinea on Saturday’s soccer betting game while Ghana struggled to get past Nigeria 2-1. “We have played Ivory Coast before and in the last games in 2006, they proved a great team”, said Egypt captain Ahmed Hassa, “We will be prepared to meet them”.

Ghana will be favored to win their soccer betting match against Cameroon on Thursday while Ivory Coast will be favored against Egypt.

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