Both Tunisia and Mozambique lost and won one match each in an interesting encounter which saw the leaders of Group D going head to head in Matchday 3 and 4 of the VPG AFCON 2020 tournament.
After winning their first two games, both teams were hoping to continue their perfect run in order to secure qualification to the quarter-finals of the VPG AFCON 2020, but both teams were denied that opportunity.
In fact, it was Tunisia who came close to securing that dream after defeating Mozambique 4-1 at home in the Matchday 3 fixture but Mozambique turned the tables and ensured that the winner for the group was not decided until the final day as it defeated Tunisia by a lone goal in the return encounter.
Tunisia and Mozambique’s win put them top of Group D with nine points each and six points away from third-place and fourth-place teams Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
While Tunisia and Mozambique battled out for a top spot and a perfect record, Nigeria and Zimbabwe both went in search of their first win of the tournament. Both teams were able to secure their first wins as Zimbabwe defeated Nigeria by 3-1 only for them to be thrashed in the return leg by 7-1.
In Group C also, South Africa was able to secure all two wins from Matchday 3 and 4 meaning they have now won 3 out of matches and sit on top of Group C with nine points and a game in hand.
South Africa continued from where they left off in Matchday 1 and defeated Algeria by 3-0 and followed it up with a 5-0 thrashing of Gabon in the Matchday 4 fixture of the VPG AFCON 2020 tournament.
Egypt also became the first team to qualify to the quarter-finals of the tournament after winning both matches in the latest round of fixtures. The Pharaohs have now amassed 10 points out of a possible 12 and are 5 points clear off second-place team, Ivory Coast.
VPG AFCON 2020 Matchday 3 and 4 results
Below are the results from Matchday 3 and 4 of the VPG AFCON 2020 tournament
Sudan 0: 4 Libya
Ghana 0:1 Senegal
Egypt 1: 0 Angola
Cameroon 0: 0 Ivory Coast
Morocco 6:1 Gabon
South Africa 3: 0 Algeria
Tunisia 4: 1 Mozambique
Zimbabwe 3: 1 Nigeria
Senegal 3: 0 Sudan
Ghana 2: 3 Libya
Egypt 4: 0 Cameroon
Ivory Coast 4:1 Angola
Morocco 2: 1 Algeria
South Africa 5: 0 Gabon
Mozambique 1: 0 Tunisia
Nigeria 7:1 Zimbabwe
VPG AFCON 2020 Standings