Date: January 28th, 2015
Venue: Nuevo Estadio de Malabo
City: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Time: 20:00 (CAT)
Form Guide: (Afcon Results): Cameroon DD
January 20th: Mali 1 – 1 Cameroon
January 24th: Cameroon 1 – 1 Guinea
Form Guide: (Afcon Results): Ivory Coast DD
January 20th: Ivory Coast 1 – 1 Guinea
January 24th: Ivory Coast 1 – 1 Mali
The Grand Stand Prediction:
Group D, now nicknamed The Group of Draws after dishing out endless 1-1 results in the past two match-days goes to the wire tonight as two of the continents biggest football nations battle it out for their Afcon 2015 survival; one would expect both sides to elevate their standards and prove that they are worthy of a place in the knockout stages.
This young Indomitable Lions side will be eager to repeat their qualification heroics, where they beat The Elephants 4-1 at home and earned a 0-0 draw in Abidjan, by getting a win over their more illustrious opponents while displaying more of that ruthless attacking verve we had expected to see from them throughout the tournament. Star forward Vincent Aboubakar will be eager to finally get going in the tournament and prove why he was ranked amongst the most highly rated talents when the sides landed in Equatorial Guinea at the start of the tournament.
The Elephants have been below par throughout the tournament, yet they remain one good shift away from turning their fortunes around and giving their fans renewed hope of adding to the solitary African Cup of Nations crown they won in 92’. This current crop of players owe their fans some success on the continent to repay them for sticking by them trough thick and thin, and they will be eager to lead the way and set a benchmark for the next generation of lads to aim at; the neutrals will be hoping to see Yaya Touré lead his nation with aplomb put in a shift worthy of a man who is the 4 time African Footballer of the Year, something he has failed to do for The Elephants in months.
Scoreline Predictions: #GSVPredictor
Uncle Bob’s Prediction: Cameroon 3 – 1 Ivory Coast
SportsMano’s Prediction: Cameroon 1 – 1 Ivory Coast