Pressure mounts on hosts as AFCON group stage round 2 begins – Chano8

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Round 2 of the Group Stage of the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 It begins with Cameroon facing Ethiopia in a Group A clash in Yaoundé on the afternoon of Thursday 13 January. Walia Ibex will not be favorites against the Indomitable Lions, but coach Wubetu Abate is backing his team to make life difficult for the hosts.

“We need to stay focused and disciplined, these are going to be the important things for us at this AFCON.” Abate said. “We know the challenge ahead, but we are able to qualify for the next round.”

A busy Friday January 14 begins with Senegal’s heavyweights taking on Guinea at Baffousam in the afternoon clash, with the Teranga Lions looking to underscore their status as one of the tournament favorites. “I want this African Cup of Nations. I’ve been chasing him since 1999 “, Senegal coach Aliou Cissé said.

Then on Friday they will meet Malawi-Zimbabwe and Morocco-Comoros, before Gabon looks to defeat Ghana in a Group C clash at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in the late start. The Panthers are hoping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is working on full steam after his recent troubles at Premier League club Arsenal.

Gustavo Fabrice Sangare of Burkina Faso celebrates a goal during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations soccer match between Cameroon and Burkina Faso at Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon. They face Cape Verde.

On Saturday January 15 it is Group D, with Nigeria facing Sudan, before Egypt faces Guinea-Bissau. The Pharaohs are the most successful team in AFCON history and coach Carlos Queiroz feels the pressure to clinch a record-setting eighth continental title.

“We know the history that Egypt has with the African Cup of Nations, it is a tournament with which this team is strongly associated. We enjoy this expectation and hope to rise to the challenge of winning the trophy. “ said the Portuguese.

The second round of group stage games concludes on busy Sunday January 16, with the selection of the clashes coming from Group F, with The Gambia looking to defeat Mali at Limbe Stadium. The Scorpions are AFCON debutants and claiming the scalp of a heavyweight like Mali would be a glorious chapter in their soccer history.

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Group Stage Round 2 Broadcast Details, January 13-16, 2022

Thursday 13 January

18:00: Cameroon – Ethiopia – LIVE in SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 1, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2

21:00: Cape Verde – Burkina Faso – LIVE in SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 1, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2

Friday 14 January

3:00 pm: Senegal – Guinea – LIVE in SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 1, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2

18:00: Malawi – Zimbabwe – LIVE in SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 1, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2

18:00 hours: Morocco – Comoros – LIVE in SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv Select 1

21:00: Gabon – Ghana – LIVE in SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 2, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2

Saturday, January 15

6:00 pm: Nigeria – Sudan – LIVE in SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 2, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2

21:00: Guinea-Bissau – Egypt – LIVE in SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 2, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2

Sunday, January 16

15:00: Gambia – Mali – LIVE in SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 2, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2

18:00: Ivory Coast – Sierra Leone – LIVE in SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2

18:00 hours: Tunis – Mauritania – LIVE in SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport Maximo 2 and SuperSport GOtv Select 1

9:00 p.m.: Algeria – Equatorial Guinea – LIVE in SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 1, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Select 2







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