Afcon 2017: Gabon Take on Cameroon in a Must-Win Affair

African cup of Nations 2017
Gabon vs Cameroon  9pm
Stade de Libreville

Hosts Gabon will need to win today’s game against Cameroon to brighten their chances of advancing to the quarter final stage.

Gabon who have failed to get a spark in their opening two games drawing against debutants Guinea Bissau and Burkina Faso will need to earn maximum points against current group leaders Cameroon.

The indomitable lions got a 2-1 comeback win against Guinea Bissau in their second game against Burkina Faso.

Hosts need a win against Cameroon to be sure of a prolonged stay in the tournament whilst a draw would see their chances hinge on the outcome of the Guinea-Bissaau v Burkina Faso match which kicks off at the same time.

The Panthers head coach Antonio Camacho will have concerns about his midfield with Mario Lemina  expected to miss the rest of the tournament while fullback Johann Obiang is a major doubt after suffering a knock in the game against Burkina Faso.

Cameroon on the other hand have no injury concerns and the 4 time champions know that a point off Gabon will see them advance to the next round.

Gabon will become only the fourth host nation in the 60-year history of the tournament to exit after the first group round, sildenafil a fate that befell Tunisia (1994), cure Ivory Coast (1984) and Ethiopia (1976) previously.

Recent Head to Head

06/09/16 INTF Cameroon 2-1 Gabon

10/08/13 CHAN Gabon 1-0 Cameroon (Gabon won on penalties)

28/07/13 CHAN Cameroon 1-0 Gabon

13/01/10 AFCON Cameroon 0-1 Gabon

09/09/09 WCQ Cameroon 2-1 Gabon

05/09/09 WCQ Gabon 0-2 Cameroon


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