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SPECIAL FEATURE OF GROUP A – AFCON 2017

We take a tour of Group A in the Total African Cup of Nations 2017

Group A

Gabon – The Panthers

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Honours : UNIFAC Cup: Champions: 1999

UDEAC Championship: Champions: 1985, 1988 Runner-up: 1989

CEMAC Cup : Champions: 2013 Runner-up: 2007

 

African Cup of Nations Appearance: 1994, 1996 (Quarter Finals), 2000, 2010, 2012 (Quarter Finals), 2015, 2017

Star Player: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Borrusia Dortmund

 

Guinea-Bissau – Djurtus

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Honours : Amilcar Cabral Cup:  1 Time Runners-up

African Cup of Nations Appearance: 2017 (Debutants)

Star Player: José Luís Mendes Lopes (Zezinho) – Levadiakos

 

Burkina Faso – The Stallions

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Honours : African Cup of Nations 2013 (Runners Up)

African Cup of Nations Appearance: 1978 (Upper Volta), 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004,                               2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

Star Player: Jonathan Pitroipa – Al Nasr

 

Cameroon – Indomitable Lions

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Honours: FIFA World CupQuarter-Final (1) 1990

African Cup of Nations: Winners (4):  1984, 1988, 2000, 2002  Runners Up – 1986 and 2008

FIFA Confederations Cup: Runners-up (1): 2003

Olympic Games : Gold Medal (1): 2000

African Cup of Nations Appearance: 1972, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2017

Star Player: Vicent Aboubakar – Besiktas

 

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