Mali and Equatorial Guinea will face off on January 26, 2022 at 19:00 UTC at the Limbe Omnisport Venue stadium in Limbe, Cameroon. The match is part of the Knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Start date: 27 Jan 2022 00:30
Venue: Limbe Omnisport Stadium
Referee: Bakary Papa Gassama, Gambia
Head to Head Record
FT: Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Mali
FT: Mali 1-0 Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea Team News
Dorian Hanza, the 20-year-old attacker who was hauled off in the 75th minute against Sierra Leone last time out, is a doubt for Equatorial Guinea.
Following two good defensive performances, Micha is expected to pick an unchanged back four on Wednesday, which means Basilio Ndong, Saul Coco, Estaban Orozco, and Carlos Akapo might cover Jesus Owono between the sticks for the third game in a row.
Mali Team News
Kone has scored in each of Mali’s first three games, although all from the penalty spot, and we anticipate the 22-year-old to lead the charge once more.
Moussa Djenepo has returned to the squad after missing the game against Mauritania due to suspension for receiving a second yellow card in a row in the game against Gambia on January 16.
With that in mind, we anticipate the Southampton midfielder to return to the fold and form a midfield partnership with Adama Traore and Yves Bissouma of Brighton & Hove Albion.
Mounkoro; Haidara, Kouyate, Sacko, Traore; Haidara, Camara, Bissouma; Djenepo, Traore, Kone
Equatorial Guinea XI:
Mbara; Akapo, Coco, Orozco, Ndong; Salvador, Ganet, Machin, Buyla; Siafa, Nsue
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