Guinea-Bissau national football team
|Association||Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Baciro Candé|
|Home stadium||Estádio 24 de Setembro
Estádio Lino Correia
|Current||85 18 (6 July 2017)|
|Highest||68 (November 2016–January 2017)|
|Lowest||195 (February–March 2010)|
|Current||140 (7 May 2017)|
|Lowest||157 (23 April 2000, 10 June 2001)|
| British Gambia 1–3 Portuguese Guinea
(Gambia; June 2, 1952)
| Guinea-Bissau 7–2 Benin
(Bamako, Mali; November 3, 2001)
| Mali 6–1 Guinea-Bissau
(Banjul, Gambia; December 1, 1997)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2017)|
|Best result||Group stage; 2017|
The Guinea-Bissau national football team is the national team of Guinea-Bissau and is controlled by the Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau. They are a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Guinea-Bissau entered their first FIFA World Cup qualification with the aim of reaching the 1998 World Cup in France. The first round of African qualification required for them to play Guinea in a two-legged match. The first leg was held at home in the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on 1 June 1996 with an attendance of 15,000. Guinea-Bissau went 2–0 up at half-time after strikes from Tavares Pereira in 11th and 36th minutes. Guinea's Titi Camara equalised with his own brace in the 53rd and 54th minutes. Guinea-Bissau's Co Cipriano won the game with a 60th-minute penalty to make it 3–2.
The away leg was held at the Stade du 28 Septembre in Conakry. Momo Soumah of Guinea scored to equalise the aggregate at half-time before Co Cipriano scored for Guinea-Bissau to put his side 4–3 up. However, another goal from Soumah equalised the aggregate and Tibou Bangoura of Guinea won the match with his goal that made it 5–4 on aggregate.
- Amilcar Cabral Cup :
- 1 Time Runners-up
World Cup record
Africa Cup of Nations record
- 1957 to 1992 – Did not enter
- 1994 – Did not qualify
- 1996 – Withdrew during qualifying
- 1998 – Banned for withdrawing in 1996
- 2000 – Did not enter
- 2002 – Withdrew
- 2004 – Withdrew
- 2006 – Did not qualify
- 2008 – Did not enter
- 2010 to 2015 – Did not qualify
- 2017 – Group Stage
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss
|4 September 2016 2017 AFCONQ||Congo||1–0||Guinea-Bissau||Stade Municipal de Kintélé, Brazzaville|
|15:30 UTC+1||Doré 74'||Report||Referee: Bernard Camille (Seychelles)
|14 January 2017 2017 AFCON||Gabon||1–1||Guinea-Bissau||Libreville, Gabon|
|17:00 GMT||Aubameyang 52'||Report||J. Soares 90+1'||Stadium: Stade de l'Amitié
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
|18 January 2017 2017 AFCON||Cameroon||2–1||Guinea-Bissau||Libreville, Gabon|
|20:00 GMT||Report||Piqueti 13'||Stadium: Stade de l'Amitié
Referee: Youssef Essrayri (Tunisia)
|22 January 2017 2017 AFCON||Guinea-Bissau||0–2||Burkina Faso||Franceville, Gabon|
|20:00 GMT||Report||Stadium: Stade de Franceville
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
|25 March 2017 Friendly||South Africa||3–1||Guinea-Bissau||Durban, South Africa|
|Report||Aldair 79'||Stadium: Moses Mabhida Stadium
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
|10 June 2017 2019 AFCONQ||Guinea-Bissau||1–0||Namibia||Bissau, Guinea-Bissau|
|16:00 UTC±0||Gomes 23'||Report||Stadium: Estádio 24 de Setembro
Referee: Daniel Laryea (Ghana)
|15 July 2017 2018 CHANQ||Guinea-Bissau||1–3||Guinea||Bissau, Guinea-Bissau|
||Stadium: Estádio 24 de Setembro
Referee: Maudo Jallow (Gambia)
|23 March 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Mozambique||v||Guinea-Bissau||Maputo, Mozambique|
|Stadium: Estádio do Zimpeto
|5 September 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Zambia||v||Guinea-Bissau||Lusaka, Zambia|
|Stadium: Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
|9 September 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Guinea-Bissau||v||Zambia||Bissau, Guinea-Bissau|
|Stadium: Estádio 24 de Setembro
|12 October 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Namibia||v||Guinea-Bissau||Windhoek, Namibia|
|Stadium: Independence Stadium
|9 November 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Guinea-Bissau||v||Mozambique||Bissau, Guinea-Bissau|
|Stadium: Estádio 24 de Setembro
The official kit is currently manufactured by Roly. The home kit is yellow, as are the shorts. They feature black trim. The away kit is a black shirt and shorts with details in yellow.
The previous kit was red and manufactured by Lacatoni.
The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Namibia on 10 June 2017.
Caps and goals updated as of 10 June 2017 after the game against Namibia.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Jonas Mendes||20 November 1989||24||0||Salgueiros|
|12||GK||Rui Dabó||5 October 1994||1||0||Cova Piedade|
|6||DF||Eridson||25 June 1990||16||1||Freamunde|
|22||DF||Mamadu Candé||29 August 1990||14||0||Omonia|
|15||DF||Rudinilson Silva||20 August 1994||10||0||Utenis|
|16||DF||Agostinho Soares||27 January 1990||8||0||Covilhã|
|4||DF||Tomás Dabó||20 October 1993||5||0||S.C. Farense|
|2||DF||Emmanuel Mendy||30 March 1990||4||0||Eldense|
|20||DF||Sori Mané||3 April 1996||2||0||Olhanense|
|27||DF||Edi||17 November 1988||1||1||Henan Jianye|
|7||MF||Zezinho (c)||23 September 1992||25||2||Levadiakos|
|11||MF||Nanissio||17 September 1991||8||0||Felgueiras|
|8||MF||Francisco Júnior||18 January 1992||5||0||Strømsgodset|
|21||MF||Aldair Baldé||31 January 1992||3||1||Olhanense|
|3||MF||Saná||29 December 1991||3||0||Académico Viseu|
|10||MF||Pelé||29 September 1991||1||0||Feirense|
|24||FW||Cícero||8 May 1986||14||6||Paços de Ferreira|
|18||FW||Piqueti||12 February 1993||10||1||Braga B|
|5||FW||Toni Silva||15 September 1993||7||1||Levadiakos|
|13||FW||Frédérick Mendy||18 November 1988||6||1||Jeju United|
|19||FW||João Mário||11 October 1993||6||0||Chaves|
|9||FW||Abel Camará||6 January 1990||5||0||Belenenses|
|17||FW||Leonel Ucha||9 May 1988||1||0||Pafos|
The following players have been called up for Guinea-Bissau in the last 12 months.
- DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
- PRE Preliminary Squad.
- RET Player has retired from international football.
- SUS Suspended from the national team.
In addition, the players that are participating in the 2018 African Nations Championship qualification (which features only players registered with clubs in Guinea-Bissau, but matches still count as full internationals).
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- "PÉLE E EDDI GOMES SÃO NOVIDADES NOS DJURTUS PARA JOGO COM NAMÍBIA". ogologb.com.