CHAN: Debutants Madagascar Clinch Bronze

Friday, February 3
*Niger 0-1 Madagascar

Saturday, February 4
*Algeria Vs Senegal – 10pm

Madagascar beat Niger 1-0 to win bronze on their first time of asking at the 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

Striker Jean Razafindrakoto scored late in the game to settle a close contest.

Razafindrokoto’s goal came in the 90th minute at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium in the Algerian city of Oran.

“This is such an amazing moment for me personally as well as the team in general,” Madagascar coach Romuald Rakotondrabe said.

“It has been a long journey from the preparations to finishing third in Algeria. We are very proud of the players and everyone that worked hard to get here.”

“We worked very hard right from when we were in Constantine for the group stages and quarter-final match then went to Algiers for the semi-final. We lost to Senegal, and we won in Oran.

“I am content with the players’ performance. We gave everything that we could, and we shall celebrate this bronze and go back home ready to celebrate with our fans.”

Madagascar topped Group C ahead of Ghana and Sudan before beating Mozambique 3-1 at the quarterfinals.

But they were beaten by Senegal at the semifinals 1-0.



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