The Africa Cup of Nations hits full swing on Monday, with four Afcon group fixtures packing out day two of the delayed 2021 tournament in Cameroon.
It’s the first pair of matches in Groups B and C, as Senegal tackle Zimbabwe in the early game.
Morocco’s tasty clash with Ghana follows at the same time as Guinea’s tie against Malawi, before Gabon tackle Comoros in the late kick-off.
*All kick off times are in Central Africa Time.
Group B: Senegal vs Zimbabwe
It’s time for the pre-tournament favourites to take the stage at the Africa Cup of Nations, as Senegal face Zimbabwe in their Group B opener on Monday in Bafoussam.
The 2019 runners-up are out to go one better than last time out in Egypt, as English Premier League star Sadio Mane spearheads a squad packed with talent plying their trade across the big European leagues.
Their opponents are making a third-successive tournament appearance, as they attempt to progress from the pool phase for the first time.
Kick off: 15:00.
Group B: Guinea vs Malawi
A pair of Group B underdogs battle for a potentially crucial three points at the Kouekong Stadium on Monday evening, as Guinea and Malawi meet at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The unfancied duo made it to Cameroon thanks to runners-up finishes in their respective qualifying groups.
Now the hard work begins for both in Bafoussam, in the likely scramble to pip Zimbabwe to second place and qualification for the knockouts
Kick off: 18:00.
Group C: Morocco vs Ghana
The Group C Africa Cup of Nations action sees all eyes on capital city Yaounde on Monday, as Morocco open up their campaign against serial Afcon champions Ghana.
It’s been 40 years since the Black Stars claimed the most recent of their four titles, mind you, with the Atlas Lions being crowned just the once, in 1976.
Both reached this year’s competition by virtue of winning their qualifying groups, setting them up for a tilt at finally recapturing former glories.
Kick off: 18:00.
Group C: Comoros vs Gabon
The battle is on for the two Group C underdogs on Monday, as Gabon meet Comoros in a bid to steal an early march at the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
A nightmare Afcon build up saw star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forced into Covid-19 isolation.
It was just the tonic for their opponents, though, who come into their tournament debut ranked 132 in the Fifa standings.
Kick off: 21:00.
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