On the January 14th in Gabon begins the 31st series of African Cup of Nations. Libreville, Oyem, Francevill, and Port Gentil are the 4 venues for the tournament.
Because of the prevailing war in Libya, the original host supposedly, the event was transferred to Gabon.
Winner in this tournament will be included at the FIFA Confederation Cup to be held in Russia later this year.
Apparently, AFCON, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
The game matches that you should not miss include:
Cameroon against Gabon
On Gabon’s final group category match, the team will be playing against the four time winning team of Cameroon. With the cheering of hometown fans, Gabon is positive and working to the max to win their first AFCON title.
One of the best present strikers worldwide, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is directing the team. To reinforce the team, midfielder Didier N’Dong and Mario Lemina is enlisting in the lineup.
Morocco against Ivory Coast
This is a match between the tournament’s favorite and the current champion.
The champions, Ivory Coast will surely defend their title against the very determined to make a mark internationally and very energetic Moroccan team.
Ivory Coast is proud of their meanest and physically powerful defenders Erick Bailly, Lamine Kone, and Serge Aurier.
On the contrary, Morocco is so decided of having technically gifted and technically skilled Sofiane Boufal in their squad.
Senegal against Algeria
Senegal will face Algeria during the last Group B games. Both teams are proud of their best African team players.
This match is must to watch. The team-up of Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez together with Faouzi Ghoulam, Yacine Brahimi, Saphir Taider, and Nabil Bentaleb is perceived to bring honors to Algeria.
The best game of Senegal at the AFCON was finishing as runner-up in 2002. But it can turn to being champions because of their strong line-up. Within the team are Cheikhou Kouyate, Sadio Mane, Idrissa Gueye, and Mma Biram Diouf who are a big challenge to the other teams.
DR Congo against Ivory Coast
Congco may not have the best or the favorite players, but the team has a squad of purposeful players. Keep in mind that both Ivory Coast and Congo have won AFCON two times.
As Congo race to claim their 3rd title from AFCON, players like Youssouf Mulumbu, Chancel Mbemba, Cedric and Mbokani Bakambu are players to watch.
Egypt against Ghana
These two teams, Egypt and Ghana have won 7 and 4 AFCON cup championships respectively making them the most awarded teams.
Egypt has plenty of technically skilled team players. Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny are the two players other teams must watch for.
On Ghana’s side, Christian Atsu and the Ayew brothers are the players to be keen about plus Asamoah Gyan, the top goal scorer.