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Most of their squad play at home, with some players playing overseas. They are led by one of, if not the best player in the world, Mo Salah. The captain will be leading his side. Led by the experience of Carlos Quieroz, the Pharaohs will be tactically sharp and ready to go. The question is, can the supporting cast support Mo Salah? AFCON appearances: 25AFCON titles: 7Nicknames: The PharaohsKey players: Mo Salah, Trézéguet, Omar MarmoushGuinea-Bissau: This is their fourth AFCON appearance and they are thrown amongst the wolves, with two tournament favorites in Egypt and Nigeria.
On 5 October 2018, the Sierra Leone Football Association was suspended by FIFA and the Leone Stars were excluded from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification. Recent results and fixtures Win Draw Loss 2021 2022 2023 Coaching history Players Current squad The following players were called up for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches against Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau on 9 and 13 June 2022, respectively.  Caps and goals are correct as of 13 June 2022, after the match against Guinea-Bissau.
They have already faced Sudan in World Cup qualifiers, winning 4-2 and drawing 0-0, they will hope for more success against Sudan before facing the two giants. AFCON appearances: 3AFCON titles: 0Nicknames: DjurtusKey players: Piqueti, Frédéric Mendy, Moreto CassamaNigeria: Nigeria are in somewhat of a golden generation, boasting one of the most potent attacking options in the world. Yes, in the entire world. Nigeria's midfield is thin and their defense is nothing to brag about. However, goals win matches. Nigeria fired manager Gernot Rohr before the tournament, lost Victor Osimhen, Emmanuel Dennis, Leon Balogun and may miss some other players. Nigeria however still has enough talent to make up for their losses. Nigeria are one of the major favorites, will they get another "golden bronze" or finally break through and win their fourth AFCON.
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On 12 November 1966, they hosted Liberia in their first match against a non-British colony and earned their first draw, 1–1. A week later, they lost 2–0 in Liberia. On 13 January 1971, Sierra Leone played their first match against a non-African team, West Germany's B-team. The match in Sierra Leone was won 1–0 by the Germans. Sierra Leone's first match outside Africa was also their first against an Asian nation, China. They lost 4–1 in China on 5 April 1974.  Sierra Leone's golden period was during the 1990s, qualifying for both the 1994 and 1996 Africa Cup of Nations. However, they were forced to withdraw from the next two editions due to the Sierra Leone Civil War. In August 2014, the Sierra Leone FA cancelled all football matches in an effort to stop the spread of the 2014 Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone, a week after the Liberian FA did the same.
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They are not going to the World Cup because of Cameroon. AFCON appearances: 19AFCON titles: 5Nicknames: Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions)Key players: André Onana, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Karl Toko Ekambi and Vincent Aboubakar. Cape Verde: Another team that will be unknown to a lot of watchers but a team that can and will surprise many. They proved tough to play against in their World Cup qualifying campaign. Their only loss came against eventual group winners Nigeria. Cape Verde also took the lead in that match, losing because of a freak own goal.
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However, Zimbabwe might not even play in the tournament because of interference. The government took over their football association and FIFA has strict policies against government interference, and even at this late date, Zambia is on standby just in case FIFA decides to remove Zimbabwe from the tournament. AFCON appearances: 5AFCON titles: 0 Nickname: The WarriorsKey players: Knowledge Musona, Tino Kadewere, Jordan ZemuraGroup CComoros: We have history! This is Comoros first major tournament since joining FIFA and they will be looking to cause havoc. They are in a tough group, facing Gabon, Morocco and Ghana but to be at AFCON is no small feat.
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Comoros will look to make themselves proud in their first AFCON tournament. AFCON appearances: Their first appearance. AFCON titles: 0 Nicknames: Les Coelacantes (The Coelacanths)Key players: Yacine Bourhane, El Fardou Ben NabouhaneGabon: Led by their captain and leading goal scorer of all time, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabon will be looking to ruffle feathers in this group. They held their own in their World Cup qualifying group finishing behind group winners Egypt. This is not an easy group to qualify from but things have happened in the past. AFCON appearances: 8.
Sierra Leone national football team - WikipediaSierra LeoneNickname(s)Leone StarsAssociationSierra Leone Football Association (SLFA)ConfederationCAF (Africa)Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)Head coachJohn KeisterCaptainSteven CaulkerMost capsUmaru Bangura (55)Top scorerMohamed Kallon (8)Home stadiumFreetown National StadiumFIFA codeSLE First colours Second colours Third colours FIFA rankingCurrent 117 4 (6 October 2022)Highest50 (August 2014)Lowest172 (September 2007)First international Sierra Leone 0–2 Nigeria (Freetown, Sierra Leone; 10 August 1949)Biggest win Sierra Leone 5–1 Niger (Freetown, Sierra Leone; 7 March 1976) Sierra Leone 5–1 Niger (Freetown, Sierra Leone; 3 June 1995) Sierra Leone 4–0 São Tomé and Príncipe (Freetown, Sierra Leone; 22 April 2000)Biggest defeat Mali 6–0 Sierra Leone (Bamako, Mali; 17 June 2007)Africa Cup of NationsAppearances3 (first in 1994)Best resultGroup stage (1994, 1996, 2021) The Sierra Leone national football team represents Sierra Leone in men's international association football and it is governed by the Sierra Leone Football Association.
AFCON 2021: Fixtures, venues, full schedule and kick-off times for 2022 tournamentDates, kick-off times and host cities - here's the full schedule for AFCON 2021. The tournament, originally scheduled to be played in June and July 2021, is being held in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022, with Sky Sports showing all 52 games live. Twenty-four teams are taking part. The action kicked off with hosts Cameroon beating Burkina Faso in Yaounde, and will culminate in the final on February 6 at the same Olembe Stadium venue. Who made the AFCON team of the quarter-finals? AFCON 2021 tables | Fixtures | ResultsGet Sky SportsThis weekend at AFCONA thrilling Africa Cup of Nations concludes this weekend as the final two games of the tournament take place.
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AFCON appearances: 23AFCON titles: 4 Nicknames: Black StarsKey players: Gideon Mensah, Thomas Partey, Kamaldeen Suleman, Andre Ayew, Jordan AyewMorocco: With the amount talent that this team possesses, they have every right to be up there with the favorites to win this tournament. They have stars all over the pitch, but surprisingly have only won one AFCON, way back in 1976. Coach Vahid Halilhodžić runs a tight ship. he's had success instituting discipline with Japan, Algeria and now with Morocco, having dropped previously dropped important players Hakim Ziyech and Noussair Mazraoui at home. A deep run is expected from the Atlas Lions but they have disappointed in recent AFCON tournaments. AFCON appearances: 18AFCON titles: 1 Nickname: The Atlas LionsKey players: Romain Saïss, Achraf Hakimi, Imran Louza, Sofyan Amrabat, Sofiane Boufal, Youssef En-NesyriGROUP DEgypt: The kings of the continent, Egypt boasts seven championships and will be looking to add their eighth title.
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AFCON titles: 0 Nicknames: Les Panthères (The Panthers), Les Brésiliens (The Brazilians)Key players: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Denis Bouanga, Mario LeminaGhana: Four time AFCON champion Ghana are looking to add their fifth title but they have no win since 1982. Their best finish since then was runners up in 2010 and 2015, the talent has been there throughout the years but the Black Stars have failed to reach the heights expected of them. They will be hoping that they can finally win it all this time around.
They have arguably the best goalkeeper in the world, one of the best center backs in the world and one of the best wide players in the world. The sky's the limit for Senegal, can they finally put things together? AFCON appearances: 16AFCON titles: 0 Nicknames: Les Lions de la Téranga (The Lions of Teranga)Key players: Édouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, Idrissa Gueye, Ismaila Sarr, Sadio ManeZimbabwe: Zimbabwe did not do well at all in their World Cup qualifying group, losing four matches, drawing two. They have left some big names out of the squad, leaving Marvelous Nakamba, Marshall Munetsi, Tawanda Maswanhise at home due to injury and Khama Billiat retired from international duty.
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Now, onto the teams. AFCON 2021 GroupsGroup A: Cameroon (hosts), Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Ethiopia Group B: Guinea, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe Group C: Comoros Island, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco Group D: Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Sudan Group E: Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone Group F: Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, TunisiaSo here is the big breakdown, each group, all 24 teams, all the things you need to know. Craving even more coverage of the world's game? Listen below and follow ¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast where we take you beyond the pitch and around the globe for commentary, previews, recaps and more. Group ABurkina Faso: The West Africans feature in their 12th Africa Cup of Nations and would love to do better than their best ever runners-up finish where they lost against Nigeria in the 2013 finals.
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