Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Cameroon vs Guinea-Bissau : Five facts to know

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Cameroon’s squad (back L-R) goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa, defender Adolphe Teikeu, defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui, forward Jacques Zoua, midfielder Georges Mandjeck, forward Benjamin Moukandjo, (L-R) defender Ambroise Oyongo, midfielder Christian Bassogog, forward Clinton Njie, defender Ernest Mabouka and midfielder Sebastien Siani pose for a group picture ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group A football match between Burkina Faso and Cameroon at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on January 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Steve JORDAN

Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations Group A match between Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau in Libreville on Wednesday (1900 GMT):

— The countries have never met at the Cup of Nations, but did play each other in a 2013 qualifier with Cameroon winning 1-0 in Bissau and in Yaounde to advance 2-0 overall.

— Four-time champions Cameroon have played 75 matches in the Cup of Nations since their 1970 debut, winning 37, drawing 23, losing 15, scoring 113 goals and conceding 71.

— Cameroon won two of their four titles through accuracy from the penalty spot, beating Nigeria in a 2000 final shootout and repeating the feat against Senegal two years later.

— Shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau have played just one Cup of Nations match, snatching a late 1-1 draw with hosts Gabon in Libreville last Saturday through a Juary Soares header.

— Striker Benjamin Moukandjo from French club Lorient captains Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau were skippered by midfielder Zezinho from Greek outfit Levadiakos against Gabon.

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