Spectacular opening. The Africa Cup of Nations takes place from January 09 to February 06, 2022 in Cameroon. 52 matches are on the program.
Cameroon started its African Cup (CAN) well at home this Sunday, January 09. With a brace from Vincent Aboubakar, Cameroon won 2-1 at home over Burkina Faso in the Africa Cup of Nations opener.
The Indomitable Lions, led 1-0, were scared.
However, Conceiçao’s men had started the meeting badly. At the end of a triple opportunity led by Gustavo Sangaré, he will take advantage of a poor aerial exit from Onana to open the scoring (1-0, 24 ‘) with a solid flat foot halfway up the empty goal from the Inter Milan goalkeeper. Perhaps overwhelmed by the pressure of a big international competition at home, the Cameroonians show a very bad face, too slow, without movement and having a lot of waste in their game.
But the coolness of Vincent Aboubakar made the Olembé stadium roar twice: a penalty on the left, one on the right.
Cameroon is now waiting for Ethiopia.
After this first victory in CAN 2022, Cameroon will try to confirm against Ethiopia, this Thursday (5 p.m.), still at the Olembé stadium. Meanwhile, the Ethiopians face Cape Verde tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
On the Cape Verde side; for its third participation in the competition, Cape Verde won a first victory against Ethiopia (0-1), this Sunday, January 09. Outsider of Group A, the Blue Sharks took advantage of the exclusion of Ethiopian defender Yared Bayeh in the 12th minute.
This 2022 African Cup of Nations will take place in two stages: first the group matches, from January 9 to 20, then the final phase with the knockout stages from January 23 to 26, the quarter-finals on January 29 and January 30, the semi-finals on February 02 and 03, then the match for third place and the final on Sunday February 06, 2022. The first two in each group and the four best third will qualify for the knockout stages. In the event of a tie, the following criteria will be used to decide between them: the greatest number of points obtained in the match between the two teams, then the best overall goal difference, then the best attack. If two nations are still tied, then a drawing of lots is carried out.
Here is the schedule for tonight:
Algeria – Sierra Leone (Gr. E)
Nigeria – Egypt (Gr. D)
Sudan – Guinea-Bissau (Gr. D)
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