Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Finals starts today, with VAR set to make it’s debut.

Cameroon celebrates being crowned Champions during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, Afcon Final match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Libreville in Gabon on 05 February 2017 ©Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

The 32nd Edition of the Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Finals starts today, after a one day break. There are two matches to be played today. The Teranga Lions of Senegal will be playing against the Squirrels of Benin who will be making their first appearance in the Quarter finals of the competition, after defeating the Atlas Lions of Morocco who were one of the favourites to win the Tournament. It will be a good game as Senegal will look to win the tournament for the first time.

The Second game of the day will be between the Super Green Eagles of Nigeria and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. Undoubtedly the game of the day, Nigeria defeated the defending champions Cameroon 3-2 in the Round of 16, whilst the Bafana Bafana of South Africa also defeated the Host Nation Egypt in the Round of 16.

For the first time, the Video Assistant Referee (V.A.R) would be used in the Tournament.

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