The fairytale continues for Madagascar who are now through to the quarter-finals of Egypt 2019.
This is after beating DR Congo 4-2 in a penalty shootout, following their 2-2 scoreline after extra-time.
Even though DR Congo came into this game as the fancied team, it is Madagascar who won their group and maintained their excellent Afcon form.
We can read how Africa congratulated the Indian Ocean island nation on social media here.
Madagascar lead again!! 2-1. #AFCON2019— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) July 7, 2019
Well done Madagascar 🇲🇬 pic.twitter.com/7Flnbgzrx1— Nigerians catching hands 🇿🇦 (@LutendoKhoromm2) July 7, 2019
Madagascar had never previously qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations.— Virgin Bet (@VirginBet) July 7, 2019
In their first tournament, they have:
- Topped the group
- Beaten Nigeria
- Scored more goals than Senegal, Cameroon and Egypt
- Qualified for the quarter-finals
An incredible story. 🇲🇬#AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/EqOqBGBWyk
Congratulations Madagascar 🇲🇬... I love the team spirit. Wonderful penalty shootout— Odunayo Sunday (@DSUNTECH2018) July 7, 2019
The AFCON tsunami continues. Congohas been booted out by minnows Madagascar.— abbeylivenetwork (@abbeyliveradio) July 7, 2019
So Ghana vrs Madagascar 😆😆😆. Thats how the stadium will look like. Cus egypt is out pic.twitter.com/7fnSHWZ6LI— nana adjei sikapa (@adjeisiKapa_) July 7, 2019
Madagascar 😳😳 Amazing team, huge congratulations 👏👏— Flert (@ManLikeFllert) July 7, 2019
It's good that Caf President (Ahmad) is not part of the tournament— Mr Chelsea (@MrChels23385604) July 7, 2019
For Madagascar's efforts could have been under rated. and people will be saying other things like favouritism and the rest.