Africa: Match Facts – Guinea V Malawi


Guinea to open campaign at TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 against Malawi at Koeukong stadium in Bafoussam

Correspondence card

Date: January 10, 2022

Time: 5:00 p.m. local time (4:00 p.m. GMT)

Location: Stade Kouekong, Bafoussam

Group: B

Match: Guinea v Malawi

Here are the facts about Opta’s match:

● This will be the first meeting between Guinea and Malawi at the Africa Cup of Nations.

● Guinea is participating in its 13th Africa Cup of Nations. Senegal are the only other team with more appearances (16, including this year) at the tournament without ever winning it – the closest was in 1976 when Guinea finished second behind Morocco in what was then a final phase. of groups.

● Guinea have reached the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations in five of their last six appearances but have never progressed beyond the quarter-finals at that time.

● Malawi’s two previous African Cup of Nations appearances date back to 1984 and 2010. They have finished bottom of their group each time, winning only one of their six matches (D1 L4).

● Malawi have scored just four goals in six games in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the lowest total of 24 teams in this year’s tournament alongside Comoros.

● Malawi striker Richard Mbulu was the lone scorer in his country’s three wins in 2021 (1-0 against South Sudan and Uganda in March, 1-0 against Mozambique in September).


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