Guniea, Mali both pray for ‘Lady Luck’


Guinea and Mali will have to wait for the drawing of lots to take place to find out who will qualify for quarter finals.

This, visit this site according to CAF Article 74 that has come into play to be a tie breaker to teams that have tied on everything.

A rule, carbon copy of the World governing football body (Fifa).

This could be the most ruthless manner to decide a winner and most fans have actually called for penalty shoot out which is more thrilling and entertaining than a draw that is up for grabs, a proper lottery.

Both teams deserve to stay in the tournament but that is not in their hands anymore to decide but on Organising committee.

This is what the Confederation of African Football (CAF) stated after the match.

“In pursuant to Article 74 of the regulations of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, a random draw will be conducted to determine the second place team in Group B, between Mali and Guinea.”


“The draw will take place during the meeting of the Organising Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday, 29 January 2015 at 16H00 local time at the Hilton Malabo.”

“The names of the two teams will be presented before being placed into two balls. An official from the audience will be invited to take pick up a ball which will be the team that has qualified for the quarter finals.”

In some cases, it’s is an unknown person that conducts the draw, blindfolded even in some instances.

But with the teams not being subjected to bookings it all boils down to divine intervention to decide who progresses to face Ghana in the quarter-finals.

Guinea will have the impeccable ‘defying all odds’ tale while Mali will be the consistent plucky ones that will look to be a bogey side to Black Stars if they meet.


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