AFCON 2017 (Group A) : Gabon and Cameroon, the luckiest ones!

Gabon (Copyright StarAfrica)
The hosts of the next African Cup of Nations, Gabon, couldn't wish for a better draw. In fact, the results showed that the Gabonese national team will be facing Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau in the first round of the competition. Therefore, the hosts have great chances to qualify to the quarterfinals.



Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's teammates reached the quarterfinals in 1996 and 2012. This time, Gabon will count on its fans just like in 2012 and on its stars like Evouna and Lemina.

However, this group favorite remains Cameroon. A team that has a lot of big stars such as N'Koulo and Aboubakar. The Lions could win their 5th African trophy after 1984, 1988,2000 and 2002.

Burkina Faso could constitute a threat for the two nations. Jonathan Pitroipa's teammates made a big surprise in 2013 and were beaten by Nigeria.

Finally, Guinea Bissau already made a big achievement by qualifying to the final round of this competition. It's the first appearance for this nation in the African competition. The Guinean players will play without any pressure.

Group A program :

First round – January 14th
Gabon – Guinea-Bissau, in Libreville
Burkina Faso – Cameroon, in Libreville

Second round - January 18th
Gabon – Burkina Faso, in Libreville
Cameroon – Guinea-Bissau, in Libreville

Third round- January 22nd
Cameroon – Gabon, in Libreville
Guinea-Bissau – Burkina Faso, 20h in Franceville
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