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2021 AFCON quarterfinal preview: Senegal v Equatorial Guinea

Sadio Mane of Senegal challenged by means of Steven Fortes of Cape Verde all through the 2021 Africa Cup of Countries Afcon Finals Ultimate 16 fit between Senegal and Cape Verde in Bafoussam, Cameroon on 25 January 2022 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

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The Quarterfinals on the Overall Energies Africa Cup of Countries 2021 match continues with Senegal going through Equatorial Guinea on the Japoma Stadium in Douala at the night time of Sunday 30 January 2022.

Senegal crowned Staff B with an unbeaten document – in spite of scoring only one objective in 3 video games – however the assault began to waft just a little higher after they got here up towards Cape Verde within the spherical of 16, claiming a 2-0 win in Bafoussam on Tuesday because of moves from Sadio Mane and Bamba Dieng. The Teranga Lions haven’t begun to concede a objective on the AFCON (the one workforce which will boast that feat) and they are going to be mightily onerous to overcome over 90 or 120 mins.

Equatorial Guinea earned their spot within the knockout rounds by means of completing 2nd in Staff E at the back of heavyweights Ivory Coast (together with a well-known win over protecting champions Algeria in Douala) prior to Wednesday evening noticed them be the newest workforce to disenchanted the percentages after they defeated Mali on consequences. The conflict ended goalless after 120 mins during which the Eagles have been the dominant drive, however Nzalang Nacional in the end had the ultimate snigger when Jesus Owono made key saves within the shootout.

Key avid gamers

The Teranga Lions will hope Mane is fine following a head-injury scare within the spherical of 16 conflict towards Cape Verde (a fit during which he opened the scoring), as his tempo, motion, management and enjoy shall be beneficial for a fit of this magnitude.

  • Equatorial Guinea – Pablo Ganet

The Spanish-born midfielder is aware of all about serving to Nzalang Nacional reach luck on the AFCON, having been part of the 2015 workforce which reached the semifinals. The 27-year-old Actual Murcia participant will glance to position on a masterful show in the midst of the park towards a heavyweight like Senegal.

  • What the camps are announcing

Senegal trainer Alious Cisse on his workforce’s spherical of 16 appearing:

“I advised my avid gamers to play with velocity and press our combatants and that paid off handsomely as we exhausted our combatants. It used to be crucial to regulate the sport from the beginning and that’s how Senegal made the variation. I’m pleased with my avid gamers as they adopted the directions from begin to finish. Within the quarterfinals, we wish to make use of the similar pace and tough paintings in an effort to get any other convincing win.”

Equatorial Guinea trainer Juan Micha on his facet’s strategy to the quarterfinals:

“We’re motivated to play, and can simply observe our device with our means of doing issues. The avid gamers are excited by the similar way of thinking. We don’t play consistent with the opponent, every fit has its tale. We appreciate the groups however we opt for the win with out worry as a result of we’ve labored onerous, we’ve proven that we will be able to pass additional.”

In head-to-head stats, Senegal and Equatorial Guinea have met in 3 earlier fits. Nzalang Nacional famously beat the Teranga Lions 2-1 in Bata within the crew degree of the 2012 AFCON, however Senegal won a semblance of revenge with 3-0 house (June 2017) and 1-0 away (November 2018) wins within the qualifiers for the 2019 match.

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  • Quarterfinal broadcast main points, 30 January 2022

Sunday 30 January

  • 21:00: Senegal v Equatorial Guinea – LIVE on SuperSport AFCON, SuperSport Maximo 1, SuperSport Maximo 360 and SuperSport GOtv Make a selection 2

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