Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea will face off at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara stadium on January 18. The game is among the fixtures of Group A of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Equatorial Guinea held Nigeria to a 1-1 tie in their Group A opener. They played excellent defense against Nigeria, and there is no doubt that they will play again with yet another defense-first mentality. Federico Bikoro and Alex Balboa are only a single yellow card from receiving suspension. Equatorial Guinea, who caused multiple upsets in their route to the quarterfinals 2 years ago, lived up to their status as a strong team in the tournaments. Iban Salvador gave them the advantage in the 36th minute with a first-time left-footed goal after Jose Machin set him up. Emilio Nsue, an accomplished striker, will spearhead their goal-scoring efforts, depending on the assistance of Jose Machin, a man renowned for creating opportunities from nothing.
While Guinea Bissau fell short of surprising AFCON 2023 hosts Ivory Coast in Abidjan (0–2), they will undoubtedly be able to compete with Equatorial Guinea in their 2nd group match. Guinea-Bissau had a strong start to the 2nd half, but they frequently squandered good opportunities with careless last passes. In any case, this stadium will host a competitive match, and this will be a close game where any team could win. For Guinea Bissau, Moreto Cassama, the midfield player, needs to take caution following his yellow card in the Group A opening. After failing to play a 4th game at the continental finale in the previous 3 tournaments, they want to advance from the group stage for the very first time at the 4th attempt. At the Africa Cup of Nations, Guinea-Bissau has now 8 straight games without scoring, which is a record for any side in the competition’s history.
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Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea-Bissau Game Information
- Date: 01/18/2024
- Time: 08:00 AM ET
- Location: Olympic Stadium of Ebimpé.
- Live Stream: beIN Sports