Sada El Balad : Cameroon eyes victory against Guinea-Bissau in AFCON group opener (طباعة)
Cameroon eyes victory against Guinea-Bissau in AFCON group opener
آخر تحديث: الثلاثاء 25/06/2019 11:34 ص Translated and Edited by Hassnein Tayea
Cameroon players
Cameroon players
Cameroon will be in battle against Guinea-Bissau in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) group F match at the Ismailia Stadium in Egypt on Tuesday.

The two national teams will meet on the pitch of Ismailia Staium at 7:00 pm CLT.

The Indomitable Lions are the defending champions، having won the previous tournament، and they are keen to start their title defence with a victory.

Cameroon assistant coach Jean-Alain Boumsong has made it known that the Indomitable Lions are looking to clinch their sixth Afcon title this year.

"No matter the group or the opponents، we want to win. We respect Ghana، which seems to be، on paper، the most formidable adversary،" Boumsong said.

"We do not forget Benin and Bissau but، in this group F، we are clear favourites، do not deny it. It will be necessary to approach these first matches seriously."

Boumsong and Cameroon head coach Clarence Seedorf will look to Paris Saint-German forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Henan Jianye forward Christian Bassogog for inspiration up front.

Meanwhile، Guinea-Bissau are making their second successive appearance in the finals، having made their debut in 2017 in Gabon where they could not reach the knockout stages.

Baciro Cande، the Guinea-Bissau head coach، is keen to guide the African Wild Dogs to the round of 16 for the first time.

"We are focused on the job، I believe in the values we have and that we can do something amazing in the Afcon (finals)،" Cande said on Desporto.

"The most important thing is to reach the knockout stages and we will do everything to try to pass the first phase."

The Guinea-Bissauan tactician will bank on the experience of FK Senica midfielder Zezinho Djafal and Academico Viseu goalkeeper Jonas Mendes.

In head-to-head stats، Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau have met on three occasions.

The Indomitable Lions are undefeated against the African Wild Dogs as they have recorded three victories.