Gambia gears up for a pivotal encounter against Cameroon in Group C of the AFCON 2023. Both teams are on the brink of elimination without a victory in their previous matches. Gambia suffered a 3-0 loss to Senegal and a 1-0 defeat against Guinea. Similarly, Cameroon managed a 1-1 draw with Guinea and succumbed 3-1 to Senegal.
Tuesday’s match becomes a lifeline for either team, offering an outside shot at Round 16 qualification with a victory. A draw or loss would likely seal their elimination.
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The Gambia struggles at the bottom of Group C with zero points after successive defeats in the two games played so far. They lost their opening match against the reigning champion, Senegal, and suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Guinea in their latter match. Defender Omar Colley takes center stage for Gambia in AFCON 2023, standing out as a bright spot amidst their struggles. His brilliance in the 1-0 defeat against Guinea showcased his defensive prowess, although couldn’t prevent Gambia’s loss.
Equally, Cameroon has also failed to get a victory at the ongoing AFCON. The five times champion and the 2nd most successful team in the competition sit 3rd in the group with one point. They could only settle for a draw in their first game against Guinea while woefully loss by 3-1 to Senegal. Cameroon’s standout player, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, assumes a crucial role as the tricky winger aims to unlock Gambia’s defense. He already showcased his playmaking skills in this tournament, providing an assist in their 1-1 draw with Guinea.
Having met thrice, Cameroon emerged victorious in every encounter, all taking place at AFCON. Recent results include Cameroon winning 2-0 on January 29, 2022.
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Gambia holds the 126th position in the FIFA World Rankings, contrasting with Cameroon’s 46th rank. A group-stage exit for Cameroon would be a significant upset. This will prompt them to exert maximum effort to prevent such an outcome.
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