Djalma cancelled out Youssef Msakni’s penalty as Angola secured a 1-1 draw with Tunisia in Group E of the Africa Cup of Nations.Monday’s clash in Suez saw few clear chances created by either side, with Tunisia captain Msakni seemingly having stepped up to seal all three points for his team.Naim Sliti was brought down in the box late in the first half and Msakni made no mistake with the resulting spot-kick, but Angola hit back and claimed a deserved point when Djalma slotted home. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Angola had the better of the opening 45 minutes but Tunisia took the lead in the 34th minute.A sweeping counter-attack led to Sliti cutting inside Paizo and shaping to shoot, with the defender’s desperate lunge bringing him down, leaving Msakni to convert from 12 [email protected] is the first #CarthageEagles player to score in different AFCON versions #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/6tllXZLX4X— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 24, 2019Gelson Dala fired off target as Angola continued to press, but Srdjan Vasiljevic’s team appeared unable to find a way to break Tunisia down. Msakni had a penalty appeal rejected in the 71st minute when referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa adjudged the striker to have gone down too easily in the area.But Tunisia have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 Africa Cup of Nations matches and Angola levelled with their next attack.Goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha made an error in pushing Mateus’ shot back into the danger zone, leaving Djalma to pounce from close range.Tunisia had late chances to retake the lead but, after finding space in the box with some neat footwork, Wahbi Khazri curled his low shot wide, then Msakni drilled straight at Tony Cabaca in added time. Key Opta Facts- Tunisia have lost only one of their last 10 opening games at the Africa Cup of Nations (W4, D5), that defeat coming in 2017 against Senegal (2-0).- Angola have lost none of their last five opening games at the Africa Cup of Nations (W1, D4). – Tunisia have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 AFCON games, managing to do so in a 1-0 win against Algeria in January 2013.- Youssef Msakni has scored two goals in his last three games at the tournament, as many as in his previous 10.- Tunisia have scored three of their last six goals at the AFCON from the penalty spot.
By Intissar FouziRabat – The Spanish king will give the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit to Mehdi Qotbi, President of Morocco’s National Museum Foundation (FNM), on Wednesday, June 27.The painter took to his Facebook account to express his gratitude to the Spanish King Felipe VI. “This distinction of His Majesty Felipe VI, is an honor and a wonderful encouragement for the work performed by the FNM.” “I feel this as an honor and a wonderful encouragement to continue this path of development and culture through very large exhibitions that put art in the reach of every Moroccan,” Qotbi said in a meeting at the Elysee Palace.Since the inauguration of the Mohammed VI Museum of Contemporary Art in 2014, Mehdi Qotbi, the director of the museum and the president of the FNM, has set up numerous visiting exhibitions to introduce the Moroccan public to the work of major international artists.Last year, the museum boasted an “Africa in the Capital” exhibit, while later this year, it will feature the works of Francisco Goya and other contemporary Spanish artists from October 31 to February 4, 2019.Mehdi Qotbi is a symbol of culture today in Morocco. At the same time, he continues to address new topics in the country’s art.