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AFCON 2019 – Defending Champions Cameroon, Ghana Set For Battle In Ismailia

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Two matches will be on the cards today as the Africa Cup of Nations enter match day five in Ismailia, Egypt.

Defending champions Cameroon will kick-start their title defense against Guinea Bissau in the first match of the day at Ismailia Stadium starting 8.00pm Kenyan time.

The second match will see five-time champions Ghana take on Benin at 11.pm at the same venue.

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Cameroon will be without their AFCON 2017 hero Vincent Aboubakar who did not make the cut and Joel Tagueu who was diagnosed with a heart defect on Monday.

The Indomitable Lions under the tutelage of former AC Millan midfielder Clarence Seedorf will have to put aside their in-house problems and deliver for their fans. The team had refused to travel to Egypt over bonuses raw till they struck a deal with the sports ministry.

Ghana’s will be hoping to begin their quest to end a 39-year-wait for the AFCON glory begins with a win against Benin.

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The Black Stars’ was equally in turmoil over captaincy with Asamoah Gyan retiring in a huff after learning that he would not be wearing the armband and than Andrew Ayew would be given the honors. It took a presidential request for him to return to the team and after being named General captain.

Today’s Fixtures

Cameroon vs Guinea Bissau – 8.00pm

Ghana vs Benin – 11.00pm

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Bonface Osano

Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.

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