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African Cup of Nations 2021 Begins In Cameroon Today: All You Need To Know


 

The African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Africa’s biggest showpiece begins today, 9 January, 2022 in Cameroon, with 24 countries battling to win the coveted trophy.


The great event will showcase Africa’s football talents and prowess.


Below are what you need to know:


The Groups


Twenty-four teams are divided into six groups. The two top teams from each group will proceed to the round of 16. Four best losers will also join others in the round of 16.


Here are the groups



Group A


Cameroon


Burkina Faso


Ethiopia



Cape Verde


Group B



Senegal


Zimbabwe


Guinea


Mali


Group C


Morocco



Ghana


Comoros


Gabon


Group D


Nigeria


Egypt



Sudan


Guinea Bissau


Group E


Algeria


Sierra Leone


Equatorial Guinea



Ivory Coast


Group F


Tunisia


Mali


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Mauritania


Gambia



Fixtures


Group A


Jan. 9

Cameroon vs. Burkina Faso, 11 a.m.

Ethiopia vs. Cape Verde, 2 p.m.


Jan. 13

Cameroon vs. Ethiopia, 11 a.m.

Cape Verde vs. Burkina Faso, 2 p.m.


Jan. 17

Cape Verde vs. Cameroon, 11 a.m.

Burkina Faso vs. Ethiopia, 11 a.m.


Group B



Jan. 10

Senegal vs. Zimbabwe, 8 a.m.

Guinea vs. Malawi, 11 a.m.


Jan. 14

Senegal vs. Guinea, 8 a.m.

Malawi vs. Zimbabwe, 11 a.m.


Jan. 18

Malawi vs. Senegal, 11 a.m.

Zimbabwe vs. Guinea, 11 a.m.


Group C


Jan. 10

Morocco vs. Ghana, 11 a.m.

Comoros vs. Gabon, 2 p.m.


Jan. 14

Morocco vs. Comoros, 11 a.m.

Gabon vs. Ghana, 2 p.m.



Jan. 18

Gabon vs. Morocco, 2 p.m.

Ghana vs. Comoros, 2 p.m.


Group D


Jan. 11

Nigeria vs. Egypt, 11 a.m.

Sudan vs. Guinea-Bissau, 2 p.m.


Jan. 15

Nigeria vs. Sudan, 11 a.m.

Guinea-Bissau vs. Egypt, 2 p.m.


Jan. 19

Guinea-Bissau vs. Nigeria, 2 p.m.

Egypt vs. Sudan, 2 p.m.


Group E



Jan. 11

Algeria vs. Sierra Leone, 8 a.m.

Equatorial Guinea vs. Ivory Coast, 2 p.m.


Jan. 16

Ivory Coast vs. Sierra Leone, 11 a.m.

Algeria vs. Equatorial Guinea, 2 p.m.


Jan. 20

Ivory Coast vs. Algeria, 11 a.m.

Sierra Leone vs Equatorial Guinea, 11 a.m.


Group F


Jan. 12

Tunisia vs. Mali, 8 a.m.

Mauritania vs. Gambia, 11 a.m.


Jan. 16

Gambia vs. Mali, 8 a.m.

Tunisia vs. Mauritania, 11 a.m.



Jan. 20

Gambia vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m.

Mali vs. Mauritania, 2 p.m.


Other Fixtures


Round of 16: Jan. 23-26

Quarterfinals: Jan. 29-30

Semifinals: Feb. 3-4

Third-place match: Feb. 6

Final: Feb. 6

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