2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group A

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Group A of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations was played from 14 to 22 January 2017 in Gabon. The group consisted of Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Guinea-Bissau.[1]

Teams[edit]

Draw position Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
CAF Rankings
Points[nb 1]
FIFA Rankings
Start of event
A1  Gabon Hosts 8 April 2015 7th 2015 Quarter-finals (1996, 2012) 22 108
A2  Burkina Faso Group D winners 4 September 2016 11th 2015 Runners-up (2013) 33.5 53
A3  Cameroon Group M winners 3 June 2016 18th 2015 Winners (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002) 29 62
A4  Guinea-Bissau Group E winners 5 June 2016 1st none Debut 8.5 68
Notes
  1. ^ The CAF rankings were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Cameroon 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Gabon (H) 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4  Guinea-Bissau 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

In the quarter-finals:

  • The group winners, Burkina Faso, advanced to play the runners-up of Group B, Tunisia.
  • The group runners-up, Cameroon, advanced to play the winners of Group B, Senegal.

Matches[edit]

All times are local, WAT (UTC+1).[2]

Gabon vs Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Gabon 1–1 Guinea-Bissau
Aubameyang Goal 52' Report Juary Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 39,230[3]
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
Gabon[4]
Guinea-Bissau[4]
GK 1 Didier Ovono
RB 8 Lloyd Palun
CB 2 Aaron Appindangoyé
CB 5 Bruno Ecuele Manga
LB 6 Johann Obiang Yellow card 66'
CM 4 Merlin Tandjigora Substituted off 84'
CM 22 Didier Ibrahim N'Dong
RW 7 Malick Evouna Substituted off 88'
AM 10 Mario Lemina Substituted off 73'
LW 20 Denis Bouanga
CF 9 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (c)
Substitutions:
MF 12 Guélor Kanga Substituted in 73'
MF 17 André Biyogo Poko Substituted in 84'
FW 14 Serge Kevyn Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Spain José Antonio Camacho
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GK 1 Jonas Mendes
RB 4 Tomás Dabó
CB 5 Rudinilson Silva
CB 14 Juary Soares
LB 16 Agostinho Soares Yellow card 76'
CM 11 Nani Soares
CM 8 Francisco Júnior Substituted off 74'
RW 15 Toni Silva
AM 7 Zezinho (c)
LW 19 João Mário Substituted off 61'
CF 9 Abel Camará Substituted off 66'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Piqueti Substituted in 61'
FW 13 Frédéric Mendy Substituted in 66'
FW 21 Aldair Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Baciro Candé

Man of the Match:
Zezinho (Guinea-Bissau)[5]

Assistant referees:
Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Waleed Ahmed (Sudan)
Fourth official:
Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania)

Burkina Faso vs Cameroon[edit]

Burkina Faso 1–1 Cameroon
Dayo Goal 75' Report Moukandjo Goal 35'
Burkina Faso[6]
Cameroon[6]
GK 16 Kouakou Hervé Koffi
RB 5 Patrick Malo
CB 14 Issoufou Dayo
CB 4 Bakary Koné
LB 20 Yacouba Coulibaly
CM 18 Charles Kaboré (c)
CM 8 Abdou Razack Traoré Substituted off 74'
RW 7 Préjuce Nakoulma
AM 11 Jonathan Pitroipa Substituted off 86'
LW 10 Alain Traoré
CF 19 Bertrand Traoré Substituted off 61'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Banou Diawara Yellow card 86' Substituted in 61'
MF 17 Jonathan Zongo Substituted in 74'
FW 15 Aristide Bancé Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Portugal Paulo Duarte
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GK 1 Fabrice Ondoa
RB 2 Ernest Mabouka Yellow card 14'
CB 5 Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui Yellow card 88'
CB 4 Adolphe Teikeu
LB 6 Ambroise Oyongo
RM 7 Clinton N'Jie Substituted off 77'
CM 14 Georges Mandjeck Yellow card 62'
CM 15 Sébastien Siani
LM 13 Christian Bassogog Substituted off 84'
CF 8 Benjamin Moukandjo (c) Yellow card 56'
CF 9 Jacques Zoua
Substitutions:
MF 11 Edgar Salli Substituted in 77'
FW 20 Karl Toko Ekambi Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Belgium Hugo Broos

Man of the Match:
Alain Traoré (Burkina Faso)[7]

Assistant referees:
Jerson Dos Santos (Angola)
Marwa Range (Kenya)
Fourth official:
Rédouane Jiyed (Morocco)

Gabon vs Burkina Faso[edit]

Gabon 1–1 Burkina Faso
Aubameyang Goal 38' (pen.) Report Nakoulma Goal 23'
Gabon[8]
Burkina Faso[8]
GK 1 Didier Ovono
RB 8 Lloyd Palun
CB 5 Bruno Ecuele Manga
CB 2 Aaron Appindangoyé
LB 6 Johann Obiang Substituted off 34'
CM 22 Didier Ibrahim N'Dong
CM 4 Merlin Tandjigora Substituted off 66'
RW 17 André Biyogo Poko Substituted off 75'
LW 20 Denis Bouanga
CF 7 Malick Evouna
CF 9 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (c)
Substitutions:
DF 19 Benjamin Zé Ondo Substituted in 34'
MF 18 Serge-Junior Martinsson Ngouali Substituted in 66'
FW 14 Serge Kevyn Substituted in 75'
Manager:
Spain José Antonio Camacho
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GK 16 Kouakou Hervé Koffi Yellow card 37'
RB 5 Patrick Malo
CB 14 Issoufou Dayo
CB 4 Bakary Koné
LB 20 Yacouba Coulibaly
CM 18 Charles Kaboré (c)
CM 8 Abdou Razack Traoré
RW 17 Jonathan Zongo Substituted off 54'
AM 11 Jonathan Pitroipa Substituted off 11'
LW 10 Alain Traoré Substituted off 77'
CF 9 Banou Diawara
Substitutions:
MF 7 Préjuce Nakoulma Substituted in 11'
MF 19 Bertrand Traoré Substituted in 54'
MF 6 Bakary Saré Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Portugal Paulo Duarte

Man of the Match:
Denis Bouanga (Gabon)[9]

Assistant referees:
Jean-Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)
Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer (Egypt)
Fourth official:
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

Cameroon vs Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Cameroon 2–1 Guinea-Bissau
Report Piqueti Goal 13'
Cameroon[10]
Guinea-Bissau[10]
GK 1 Fabrice Ondoa
RB 19 Collins Fai
CB 4 Adolphe Teikeu
CB 5 Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui
LB 6 Ambroise Oyongo
CM 14 Georges Mandjeck Yellow card 22' Substituted off 65'
CM 15 Sébastien Siani
RW 13 Christian Bassogog
AM 8 Benjamin Moukandjo (c)
LW 7 Clinton N'Jie Substituted off 46'
CF 10 Vincent Aboubakar Substituted off 65'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Karl Toko Ekambi Substituted in 46'
DF 3 Nicolas Nkoulou Substituted in 65'
FW 18 Robert Ndip Tambe Substituted in 65'
Manager:
Belgium Hugo Broos
CMR-GNB 2017-01-18.svg
GK 1 Jonas Mendes
RB 4 Tomás Dabó
CB 5 Rudinilson Silva
CB 14 Juary Soares Yellow card 30'
LB 22 Mamadu Candé
CM 11 Nani Soares
CM 8 Francisco Júnior
AM 7 Zezinho (c)
RW 15 Toni Silva Substituted off 68'
CF 13 Frédéric Mendy Substituted off 81'
LW 18 Piqueti Substituted off 50'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Idrissa Camará Substituted in 50'
FW 17 Leocísio Sami Substituted in 68'
FW 9 Abel Camará Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Baciro Candé

Man of the Match:
Christian Bassogog (Cameroon)[11]

Assistant referees:
Anouar Hmila (Tunisia)
Yahaya Mahamadou (Niger)
Fourth official:
Denis Dembélé (Ivory Coast)

Cameroon vs Gabon[edit]

Cameroon 0–0 Gabon
Report
Cameroon[12]
Gabon[12]
GK 1 Fabrice Ondoa
RB 19 Collins Fai
CB 4 Adolphe Teikeu
CB 3 Nicolas Nkoulou
LB 6 Ambroise Oyongo
CM 15 Sébastien Siani Yellow card 18'
CM 5 Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui
AM 8 Benjamin Moukandjo (c)
RF 13 Christian Bassogog Substituted off 83'
CF 18 Robert Ndip Tambe Substituted off 83'
LF 11 Edgar Salli Substituted off 76'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Jacques Zoua Substituted in 76'
FW 10 Vincent Aboubakar Substituted in 83'
FW 20 Karl Toko Ekambi Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Belgium Hugo Broos
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GK 1 Didier Ovono
RB 8 Lloyd Palun Substituted off 73'
CB 2 Aaron Appindangoyé
CB 5 Bruno Ecuele Manga
LB 19 Benjamin Zé Ondo Substituted off 57'
RM 17 André Biyogo Poko
CM 22 Didier Ibrahim N'Dong
CM 18 Serge-Junior Martinsson Ngouali
LM 20 Denis Bouanga
CF 9 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (c)
CF 7 Malick Evouna Substituted off 78'
Substitutions:
DF 21 Yoann Wachter Substituted in 57'
MF 13 Samson Mbingui Substituted in 73'
FW 14 Serge Kevyn Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Spain José Antonio Camacho

Man of the Match:
Denis Bouanga (Gabon)[13]

Assistant referees:
Zakhele Siwela (South Africa)
Aboubacar Doumbouya (Guinea)
Fourth official:
Bernard Camille (Seychelles)

Guinea-Bissau vs Burkina Faso[edit]

Guinea-Bissau 0–2 Burkina Faso
Report
Guinea-Bissau[14]
Burkina Faso[14]
GK 1 Jonas Mendes
RB 4 Tomás Dabó
CB 14 Juary Soares Yellow card 80'
CB 5 Rudinilson Silva
LB 22 Mamadu Candé
CM 11 Nani Soares Substituted off 63'
CM 8 Francisco Júnior Substituted off 76'
AM 7 Zezinho (c)
RW 15 Toni Silva
CF 13 Frédéric Mendy
LW 18 Piqueti Substituted off 65'
Substitutions:
MF 3 Lassana Camará Substituted in 63'
FW 9 Abel Camará Substituted in 65'
FW 21 Aldair Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Baciro Candé
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GK 16 Kouakou Hervé Koffi
RB 2 Steeve Yago
CB 14 Issoufou Dayo
CB 4 Bakary Koné
LB 20 Yacouba Coulibaly
CM 18 Charles Kaboré (c) Yellow card 45+1'
CM 8 Abdou Razack Traoré Yellow card 7'
RW 19 Bertrand Traoré Substituted off 78'
AM 10 Alain Traoré Substituted off 67'
LW 7 Préjuce Nakoulma
CF 15 Aristide Bancé Substituted off 59'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Cyrille Bayala Substituted in 59'
MF 22 Blati Touré Substituted in 67'
MF 6 Bakary Saré Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Portugal Paulo Duarte

Man of the Match:
Préjuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso)[15]

Assistant referees:
Abel Baba (Nigeria)
Mohammed Abdallah Ibrahim (Sudan)
Fourth official:
Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the draw". 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Fixtures of the Final Tournament" (PDF). CAF.
  3. ^ "Africa Cup of Nations - Gabon vs Guinea-Bissau - Soccer - Scoresway - Results, fixtures, tables and statistics".
  4. ^ a b "Media start list: Gabon - Guinea-Bissau" (PDF). cafonline.com. Confederation of African Football. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  5. ^ Confederation of African Football [@CAF_Online] (14 January 2017). "J.L. Mendes Lopes is the first Total Man of the Match of the competition! Congratulations!" (Tweet). Retrieved 14 January 2017 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ a b "Tactical start list: Burkina Faso - Cameroon" (PDF). cafonline.com. Confederation of African Football. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  7. ^ Confederation of African Football [@CAF_Online] (14 January 2017). "A. TRAORE has been selected as the Total Man of the Match! Well done!" (Tweet). Retrieved 14 January 2017 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ a b "Tactical start list: Gabon - Burkina Faso" (PDF). cafonline.com. Confederation of African Football. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  9. ^ Confederation of African Football [@CAF_Online] (18 January 2017). "The Total Man of the Match is D. BOUANGA! Great performance!" (Tweet). Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ a b "Tactical start list: Cameroon - Guinea-Bissau" (PDF). cafonline.com. Confederation of African Football. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  11. ^ Confederation of African Football [@CAF_Online] (18 January 2017). "C. BASSOGOG has been selected as the Total Man of the Match! Well done!" (Tweet). Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ a b "Tactical start list: Cameroon - Gabon" (PDF). cafonline.com. Confederation of African Football. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  13. ^ Confederation of African Football [@CAF_Online] (22 January 2017). "The Total Man of the Match is D. Bouanga! Great performance!" (Tweet). Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ a b "Tactical start list: Guinea-Bissau - Burkina Faso" (PDF). cafonline.com. Confederation of African Football. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  15. ^ Confederation of African Football [@CAF_Online] (22 January 2017). "P. NAKOULMA has been selected as the Total Man of the Match! Well done!" (Tweet). Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via Twitter.

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