It will be a top two clash when Guinea face Senegal in Charles Konan Banny Stadium, Yamoussoukro. Senegal lead the group after winning all fixtures so far while Guinea followed closely with four points.
All is sealed for Senegal to reach the knockout stage but a win will guarantee them to lead the group. Guinea need at least a draw to stay clear of Cameroon and qualify as runner up.
About the game
Guinea are yet to suffer a defeat in this tournament, drawing 1-1 against Cameroon and 1-0 victory against The Gambia. Serhou Guirassy, Bundesliga’s second-top scorer, returned to Guinea’s bench in their second game against The Gambia. He was an unused substitute after recovering from a thigh injury. The coach will determine his fitness level to partake in this decisive game.
The players, under Saintfiet’s guidance, are aware that securing a win against five-time champions Cameroon is essential for their hope of advancing.
AFCON holder Senegal asserted their dominance with a decisive 3-1 triumph over Cameroon in their second game. They secured a slot in the AFCON 2023 knockout stage with a game in hand by defeating the Indomitable Lions. Goals from Ismaila Sarr, Habib Diallo, and Sadio Mane marked Senegal’s second statement victory in the tournament. They built on their initial 3-0 win against Gambia in the opener, showcasing their prowess and intent as they advanced confidently.
Senegal boss Cissé is happy to get back their star man Dario Mane for the AFCON after missing the 2022 world cup. Despite his absence, Senegal still managed to qualify from the group stage in Qatar, which shows the level of talents in the squad.
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Senegal manager Aliou Cisse experienced a health scare, and was hospitalized following the AFCON victory over Cameroon. Fortunately, after overnight treatment, he is reported to be doing well and ready to lead the team again.
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