Cameroon vs Guinea AFCON live score, result, updates, highlights, lineups from Africa Cup of Nations 2023

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Cameroon get their Africa Cup of Nations campaign under way against Guinea on January 15 in Yamoussoukro.

Rigobert Song’s side are in Group C at the tournament in the Ivory Coast, up against defending champions Senegal as well as Guinea and Gambia. They are among the favourites for the trophy and are certainly expected to qualify from the group.

That said, there are some issues within the camp. Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana flew out to West Africa immediately following the 2-2 Premier League draw with Tottenham on January 14, but he may well not be able to start this opening match. There also remain tensions between the player and his manager following their spat at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Regardless of their starting keeper, Cameroon will be expected to start their campaign with a victory against a team 34 places below them in the FIFA rankings. Any other result will see the pressure on Song increase.

The Sporting News will be following the Cameroon vs. Guinea match live, providing score updates, commentary, and highlights as they happen.

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Cameroon vs Guinea live score

  1st Half Goal scorers
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Guinea 1 Bayo

Confirmed lineups:

Cameroon (4-2-3-1, right to left):  Ondoa; Castelletto, Wooh, Moukoudi, Yongwa, Ntcham, Kemen, Zambo-Anguissa; Magri, Toko Ekambi; Nkoudou

Subs: Ngamaleu, Tolo, N’Jie, Ateba, Tchamadeu, Gonzalez, Epassy, Neyou, Moumbagna, Elliott, Ngapandouetnbu, Tchato

Guinea (4-3-3 right to left): Kone; A.Conte, Jeanvier, Diakhaby, S.Sylla; Moriba, Konate, Guilavogui; Camara, Kamano, Bayo

Subs: A.Keita, I.Sylla, Sow, N. Keita, Diakite, K.Cisse, S.Cisse, M.Camara, Kante, F.Conte

MORE: What happened in Group C opener between Senegal and Gambia

Cameroon vs Guinea live updates, highlights, and commentary

18 mins: Castelletto has gone quite heavily in on Camara and left the Guinea man down – in fact both players were committing very strongly to that 50-50 with the referee imploring them to calm down a touch.

14 mins: Good play from Cameroon’s attacking right-back Castelletto, but for the umpteenth time already, the Indomitable Lions are caught on the counter when they lose possession, leaving too many players up the pitch. It really is very open.

11 mins: Guinea are good value for this lead. They’ve opened up the Cameroon defence, especially in the wide areas.

GOAL! 1-0 Guinea! The game has really opened up now, both teams looking to spread themselves wide and get direct runners going at the opposition defence. Ondoa is alert to block one shot but he cannot keep out Mohamed Bayo on the follow-up.

There’s a VAR check here but the goal should really stand, surely…

7 mins: Guinea whip in a free-kick from the right flank and Moriba’s delivery is a good one, finding the head of Diakhaby who nods over from near the penalty spot. The first genuine chance.

5 mins: Fabrice Ondoa is the cousin of Andre Onana in Cameroon’s goal. And he’s no rookie; having played more than 40 times for his country. The green shirts have seen the majority of the ball early on.

2 mins: Zambo-Anguissa signals Cameroon’s aggressive intent early on with a needless shove into Guinea defender Diakhaby on the byline. A fairly quiet start, especially from the stands, which are not full.

KICK OFF: We are under way in Yamoussoukro.

A little bit of the gloss has been taken off this fixture in the tournament’s ‘Group of Death’ with the absences of Aboubakar and Serhou Guirassy, as well as Andre Onana, but it still ought to be a decent game this evening.

15 minutes until kickoff: As we get ready for this Group C, it’s worth a reminder that Senegal got their campaign off to a perfect start earlier today with a ruthless 3-0 win over Gambia. Cameroon and Guinea will both fancy their chances of snatching the other automatic qualification spot alongside Sadio Mane and co.

30 minutes until kickoff: There’s never a dull moment where Andre Onana and Cameroon international duty is concerned, is there? This latest episode is rather ironic considering Onana had to go some way to build a bridge with Rigobert Song, after their falling-out at the 2022 World Cup.

Song explained his decision to bring the United goalkeeper back into the squad: “It all depended on him. He knew what he had to do. If he’s on the list, it’s because he did the right thing. He’s one of the best goalkeepers, the door was always open. There was never a problem with Andre. Today, we are satisfied that he is reunited with the group.”

Here’s the full story on that Cameroon spat.

TEAM NEWS: The teams are in and the headline news is that there’s no Andre Onana for Cameroon. Vincent Aboubakar is also missing. Naby Keita is only on the bench for Guinea. Here are your official graphics.

1 hour, 10 mins until kickoff: We’ll bring you the official team news soon, but it seems there will be no Vincent Aboubakar for Cameroon, with boss Rigobert Song dealt a major blow with news of the striker’s injury on the eve of this match.

At his pre-match press conference, Song said: “The absence of Aboubakar is a loss because he is a leader and has shown his ability for years. The other players are ready.”

1 hour, 30 mins until kickoff: It’s been a mixed start for some of the big-hitting nations in this AFCON. Nigeria had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea in their opening game, while Egypt needed a 97th minute Mo Salah goal to salvage a point of their own against Mozambique. With Ghana beaten by Cape Verde, it’s only been the Ivory Coast – who began their campaign as hosts with a routine 2-0 win – and Senegal who have started strongly from the big names. Senegal are 2-0 up on Gambia at the moment and cruising.

Which camp will Cameroon join, the underwhelmers or the undeniables?

2 hours prior to kickoff: Andre Onana took a private jet to be in the Ivory Coast in time for this match. Will he start the game?

Cameroon vs Guinea confirmed lineups, team news

Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana does not start after joining up late with Song’s squad. Napoli star Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is the standout name in midfield with captain Vincent Aboubakar ruled out of the attack.

Former Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is only on the Guinea bench, with Bundesliga hotshot Serhou Guirassy absent completely. The VfB Stuttgart striker was expected to be be one to watch at the tournament amid growing transfer links to Manchester United after scoring 17 Bundesliga goals so far this season.

Cameroon (4-2-3-1, right to left): Ondoa; Castelletto, Wooh, Moukoudi, Yongwa, Ntcham, Kemen, Zambo-Anguissa; Magri, Toko Ekambi; Nkoudou

Subs: Ngamaleu, Tolo, N’Jie, Ateba, Tchamadeu, Gonzalez, Epassy, Neyou, Moumbagna, Elliott, Ngapandouetnbu, Tchato

Guinea (4-3-3 right to left): Kone; Antoine Conte, Jeanvier, Diakhaby, Sekou Sylla; Moriba, Konate, Guilavogui; Camara, Kamano, Bayo

Subs: A.Keita, I.Sylla, Sow, N. Keita, Diakite, K.Cisse, S.Cisse, M.Camara, Kante, F.Conte

Cameroon vs Guinea live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this AFCON 2024 match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

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