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Date: 18 January 2017 02:58
All the stats and numbers you need as Cameroon prepare to take on Afcon debutants Guinea-Bissau in Libreville.
Our good friends at Opta have complied all the numbers and stats you need to assess the teams’ chances ahead of today’s Afcon Group A clash at Stade d'Angondje.
- Cameroon are making their 18th appearance in the tournament. They have won it four times (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002), only Egypt have been more successful (7 trophies).
- Meanwhile, Guinea-Bissau are the only team making their debut in the African Cup of Nations this year.
- Only two of the last eight teams to make their African Cup of Nations debut have progressed to the knockout stages (Equatorial Guinea in 2012, Cape Verde in 2013).
- Cameroon were victorious in their only two previous encounters with Guinea-Bissau, winning 1-0 in both of their 2013 AFCON qualifiers.
- Guinea-Bissau boss Baciro Candé is making his first appearance as manager in the tournament. It’s the same situation for Cameroon boss Hugo Broos.
- Cameroon are currently enduring a six-game winless run in the African Cup of Nations (D4 L2) whilst Guinea-Bissau’s first ever appearance in the competition ended in a 1-1 draw against Gabon.
- Cameroon have gone nine AFCON matches without a clean sheet and have also been unable to score more than once across their last five games in the competition.
- Three of Cameroon’s last four goals in the African Cup of Nations have come from a set-piece situation whilst Guinea Bissau’s only goal to date in this tournament came from a free-kick.
- Benjamin Moukandjo has scored Cameroon’s last two goals in the African Cup of Nations; both coming in the first-half (vs Guinea in 2015 & Burkina Faso in 2017).
- Juary Soares’s 90th minute equaliser for Guinea-Bissau came from his only shot in the game against Gabon; the last two goals recorded by his country have come in the 90th minute (Toni Silva v Zambia, June 2016).