a Globalist rubs shoulders with Brazil, 1st for Desabre and Rui Vitoria, sold-out crowds in Oran… Friday’s program


Inaki Williams, Ghana

Superb Friday in perspective for all lovers of African football. Over the next few hours, no less than 8 friendly matches, each more enticing than the next, will be on the cards.

After the Tunisia Thursday and the Cameroon in the morning and while waiting for Senegal on Saturday, two other Globalists will be on deck. Ghana, reinforced by Inaki Williams, will have the honor of rubbing shoulders with Brazil in Le Havre and will pass a life-size test. At the same time, Morocco will be looking for certainty against Chile in Barcelona after their 3-0 rout against the United States in June. In the meantime, a lot of things have changed since Walid Regragui, of whom this will be the first, has replaced Vahid Halilhodzic as coach, and hakim ziyech has made a comeback.

Not qualified for the World Cup, Algeria will try to console themselves at home in their new stadium in Oran and sold out (40,000 seats) against Guinea. With 3 victories in June, Djamel Belmadi’s men have started their revival well and intend to continue on the same path. Another disappointed with the play-offs at the World Cup, DR Congo is also in reconstruction for the first of the new coach Sébastien Desabre, deprived of executives Mbemba, Bope and Bakambu against Burkina Faso. First also for Rui Vitoria with Egypt at home against modest Niger. The Mali version Eric Chelle will try to delight his audience for the first match of his double confrontation against Zambia.

Friday’s program (French time)

6 p.m., DR Congo – Burkina Faso, in Morocco
6 p.m., Bahrain – Cape Verde, in Manama
8 p.m., Egypt – Niger, in Cairo
8:30 p.m., Brazil – Ghana, in Le Havre (France)
9 p.m., Algeria – Guinea, in Oran
9 p.m., Morocco – Chile, in Barcelona (Spain)
9 p.m., Mali – Zambia, in Bamako
Rwanda – Equatorial Guinea, in Casablanca (Morocco)

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