Equatorial Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire face off in Douala Cameroon at 8pm today in MatchDay 1 of Group E of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.
Following are the Match Facts from Opta, as published by CAF Online:
This is Equatorial Guinea’s third Africa Cup of Nations, but it’s the first time they have qualified as non-hosts. They have so far always reached the knockout stages (quarterfinalists in 2012, 4th place in 2015).
This is Côte d’Ivoire’s 24th participation in the Africa Cup of Nations, a tally only bettered by Egypt (25). They’ve won the tournament twice (1992 and 2015) and progressed to the knockout stages in seven of their last eight appearances.
Date: 12 January 2022
Time: 20:00 local time (19:00 GMT)
Stadium: Japoma Stadium, Douala