African Cup of Nations: Ranking the 8 Quarterfinalists

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African Cup of Nations: Ranking the 8 Quarterfinalists
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With the Afcon Group Stages fading into the distant memory and squads rested following at least two days of inactivity, attention can once again turn to Africa’s premier competition and the eight remaining sides.

Entering the quarterfinal stage, players now know that there are no second chances, no scope for slipups or complacency. However, by that same token, pressure and nerves are dulled by the uplifting reality that the final is only two wins away and continental supremacy only 90 minutes beyond that.

In this piece, Bleacher Report’s African Expert Ed Dove ranks the competition’s eight remaining teams and gives a tantalising glimpse toward the action that awaits.

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