AFCON 2023: Cameroon vs. Guinea

Edwin  - CEO January 15, 2024
Updated 2024/01/15 at 4:04 AM
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AFCON 2023: Cameroon vs. Guinea
AFCON 2023: Cameroon vs. Guinea

Group C: Facts & Figures



  • This will be the third encounter between Cameroon and Guinea at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, all taking place in the group stages. The two previous meetings ended in draws: 2-2 in 1998 and 1-1 in 2015.


  • Cameroon is making its 21st appearance in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, a tally only bettered by Egypt (26), Côte d’Ivoire (25), and Ghana (24). Egypt (7) is the only team to have won the tournament more often than The Indomitable Lions (5).


  • Cameroon won the only previous AFCON to be held in Côte d’Ivoire in 1984. They beat Nigeria 3-1 in the final.


  • Penalty shoot-outs excluded, Cameroon have lost only one of their last 17 matches at the Africa Cup of Nations (W8 D8), a 3-2 defeat against Nigeria in the round of 16 of the 2019 edition.


  • Guinea are taking part in their 14th CAF Africa Cup of Nations. It’s the most appearances for a team at the tournament without ever winning it – the closest they came was in 1976 when Guinea finished second to Morocco in what was then a final group stage.


  • Guinea has reached the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations in six of their last seven participations but has never actually progressed in the knockout phase of the competition, either in normal/extra-time or on penalties.


  • Guinea has won only two of its last 13 matches at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations (D6 L5), a 2-0 win against Burundi in 2019 and 1-0 against Malawi in 2022.


  • Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko Ekambi scored 13 of Cameroon’s 14 goals at the 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, eight and five, respectively. Aboubakar’s total was the highest in an edition of the tournament since 1974.


  • Cameroon’s Rigobert Song is making his first CAF Africa Cup of Nations appearance as head coach. As a player, he featured in eight joint-record AFCON tournaments and won twice (2000 and 2002).
  • Guinea’s nine goals in the qualifiers of this African Cup of Nations were scored by eight players, with Naby Keïta the only player to find the net twice.


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