After their two all tie against The Democratic Republic of Congo and subsequent 4#2 victory on post match penalties, Madagascar have become more first team to score in each of their first four AFCON games since the Chipolopolo of Zambia in 1974.
The Barea of Madagascar with head coach Nicolas Dupuis scored in all their three group matches ( Guinea 2#2 Madagascar, Madagascar 1#0 Burundi, Madagascar 2#0 Nigeria) and equally in their round of 16 clash against DR Congo where they played a two all tie.
The Barea are equally the first team to remain unbeaten in their first four games in the AFCON since Libya in the 1982 tournament. They have recorded two wins and two draws.
Madagascar will continue to count on the services of Carolus Andriamatsinoro who has scored two goals for the team in the tournament.
Having beaten three-time winners Nigeria in the group stage as well as Burundi, Madagascar’s fairytale run continues after their impressive performance in Alexandria, Egypt.
Five years ago, the Barea’s were ranked 190th in Fifa’s rankings but have now advanced further in this tournament than hosts Egypt and holders Cameroon, both of whom went out on Saturday.
Nji Nelson Chefor